Kick The Bucket: Rural Sanitation in Alaska
12:22 am
Tue April 28, 2015

4/28 Pt. 2 Kick the Bucket: Lack of funds hampers development of modern sanitation in rural Alaska

This chart shows the sharp decline in funding for rural water and sewer projects in Alaska. Visit http://dhss.alaska.gov/ahcc/Documents/meetings/201408/GriffithBlackRuralSanitationPresentation.pdf to see the rest of the presentation.
Bill Griffith, Mike Black ADEC, ANTHC

Most of us have never lived with without running water at home. Today, we’ll learn about some people who are just getting used to it, and others who would like to get used to having running water. In the second segment of the series Kick the Bucket, we’ll also hear some of the reasons Alaska hasn’t made modern plumbing a simple fact of life for all Alaskans.

Dan Winkleman, the president of the Yukon Kuskokwim Health Corporation (YKHC), described a recent phone call from his mother-in-law in Kwethluk.

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Local News
7:57 pm
Tue March 31, 2015

4/1/15 - Yup’ik Fishermen Case likely headed for Alaska Supreme court, federal court

By Daysha Eaton, KYUK

The Alaska Court of Appeals has affirmed a lower court’s decision that Yup’ik Fishermen who fished for King salmon during a state closure should be convicted. The decision was issued Friday (March 27). 

The Attorney for the Yup’ik Fishermen is James Davis with the Northern Justice Project. He says the court asked the wrong question:

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Local News
6:32 pm
Mon March 30, 2015

3/30/15 - Historical trauma affects mental health of today's Native American

Historical trauma at the root of substance abuse and other mental health maladies

An Ojibwe woman and independent journalist recently visited Alaska for a series of stories on historical trauma and Native American mental health practices. Mary Annette Pember said the troubled lives of Native Americans reflect their troubled history.

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Local News
12:45 pm
Wed March 11, 2015

3/11/15 - A closer look at the Native adoption case Tununak II vs. the state of Alaska

Tribes say the Governor's position creates obstacles for relatives and tribal members who want to adopt a Native child

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Local News
5:30 pm
Thu February 26, 2015

2/27/15 - Ancient Yup'ik way of healing being revived to prevent suicide, other social ills

Elders teach the laws of “living in ultimate purity,” as a way of healing

By Sophie Evan, KYUK

Health care providers in Bethel are reviving "Calricaraq," an ancient Yup'ik holistic way to live a long, healthy, and balanced life. The Yukon Kuskokwim Health Corporation’s Preventative Services Department is bringing back a system that’s meant to guide the Yup'ik, or “real people” in Yup'ik, from conception to adulthood. They hope it will help curb alarming suicide rates and tough social issues facing Yup’ik people today.

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