Alaska Natives

Alaska’s top tribal health executive, Andy Teuber, has resigned

By Nathaniel Herz, Alaska Public Media – Anchorage – February 23, 2021 Andy Teuber, the president of the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium, has resigned, the organization said Tuesday. “The chairman and president of the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium resigned this morning. The consortium’s board of directors is taking immediate and swift action, calling a special meeting for this afternoon …

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Students practice subsistence skills in the classroom at Chief Ivan Blunka School in New Stuyahok

By BRIAN VENUA, KDLG-Dillingham In Bristol Bay communities, subsistence is one feature of daily life that has stayed consistent during the pandemic. Now, it’s part of the school’s curriculum. Communities around Bristol Bay have endeavored to protect their residents from COVID-19 for almost a year. The Chief Ivan Blunka School in New Stuyahok was among the many schools that shifted to …

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Sharing pinguat with the world

In 2018, the Alutiiq Museum began a two-year project dedicated to documenting and awakening beading arts in Alutiiq culture. In the final weeks of the project, the museum is producing instructional videos to share a piece of Alutiiq culture with the world. Beaded earrings by Natalia Schneider The Pinguat, the Alutiiq word for beads, project began in 2018 when the …

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Koniag buys Soldotna Company:  Big G Electric and Engineering

“Big G Electric and Engineering” got its start more than 30 years ago in the Kenai Peninsula. Now it’s under the umbrella of Koniag, Inc., the Native corporation for Kodiak region. Koniag says Bruce Gabriel will remain president of “Big G,” and join the corporation’s leadership team. Bruce Gabriel, whose family founded Big G, says he will retain 20 percent …

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Newscast–Monday, August 10, 2020

Jared Griffin presents the Midday Report featuring national headlines from NPR, and state and local stories on: Kodiak’s COVID-19 count added one more case on Monday, a nonresident traveler Astra scrubbed their final rocket launch attempt The AK DOT released a proposed winter schedule for the AK Marine Highway system, which doesn’t look good for Kodiak ferry travel. Presidential candidate …

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Newscast-Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Jared Griffin presents the Midday Report featuring national headlines from NPR, and state and local stories on: Walmart will soon be requiring masks for shoppers The Kodiak school district is organizing a forum for parents to discuss the upcoming school year The number of younger adults infected with COVID-19 in Alaska is on the rise New data suggests that Kodiak’s …

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‘Take them all down’: Statues spark discussion about colonialism in Alaska

by Tripp Crouse, KNBA – Anchorage Alexander Baranov was the first general manager of the Russian-American Company, and the statue of him was erected to honor the role of commerce in Sitka’s past. (Photo by Katherine Rose/KCAW) In St. Paul, Minnesota, leaders from the American Indian Movement of the Twin-Cities orchestrated and helped in the toppling of a Christopher Columbus statue …

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