Gabby Hiestand-Salgado, a Jesuit Volunteer working at KYUK, came up with the idea of making a film of people dancing to the same Yup’ik song from wherever they were hunkering down during the pandemic. The two Blanchett brothers, Phillip and Steven, and their band, Pamyua, were quick to help. The chosen song, Tarvarnauramken, is a…
The costs from dealing with climate change are starting to become more visible in Bethel, a hub town for the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta. There are also costs to the region’s lifestyle.
Yup’ik storyteller, culture bearer, translator and longtime KYUK radio and TV host John “Aqumgaciq” Active died June 4 at age 69. His broadcasting career at KYUK began in the early 1970s, and he is celebrated as a pioneer in Native media.
Alaska Airlines use of the phrase “Meet our Eskimo” in its rebranding campaign has sparked a controversy and new conversation about what “Eskimo” means to Alaska Natives.
Four tribes in Western Alaska are calling on the Association of Village Council Presidents to broaden the focus of a special meeting originally intended to address regional governance, and to set a date for the gathering.
Alaska’s statewide and Anchorage anti-discrimination commissions are not required to offer protections for gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender people despite the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s interpretation that it is considered sex discrimination, which is already protected by law.