The majority Yup’ik Yukon-Kuskokwim Census Area of southwestern Alaska posted a 75% turnout rate in 2020, topping those of all county or county equivalents where Indigenous residents comprise at least half of the voting-age population, according to the analysis.
Bering Strait regional nonprofit Kawerak has published a language glossary that provides research, science, policy and resource management terms in English, Inupiaq, St. Lawrence Island Yupik and Yup’ik.
A program focused on bridging the gap between Indigenous knowledge and Western science is entering its second year at the University of Alaska Fairbanks.
Subsistence fishing on the lower Yukon River is closed for both king and chum salmon. Residents who usually depend heavily on the fish are pivoting toward other ways to get meat.
She had a long and robust career as a community health aide in Mekoryuk and later as a medical translator in Bethel.
Lillian Atmak Michael joined KYUK in 1981 as a translator and producer, and within a year she became the Yup’ik news director.
Kopeck Kaitlin Alston is the first ever winner of the Inupiaq Spelling Bee.
Two Yup’ik engineers are trying to push the Yugtun language into the future using technology.
Rather than turn her back on the school system which had denied her parts of her culture as a child, Green set out to make it better.
Minista was an active member of the community, serving on the Manokotak City Council and the Village Tribal Council for several years. He volunteered for his church, and he often supported the school.