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Christine Trudeau

Reporter

Christine Trudeau is a public radio reporter covering government and education for KYUK, serving the Yukon Kuskokwim Delta based in Bethel. She is a 2018-19 Investigative Fellow with Reveal from the Center for Investigative Reporting. A citizen of the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation, she holds a Bachelor's degree in Creative Writing from the Institute of American Indian Arts, and Masters degree from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism. Previously Trudeau has interned with NPR’s Diversity Department, NPR member station KUNM in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and published work for NPR, National Native News, and Yes Magazine. In 2014, Trudeau received a National Native Media Award from Native American Journalists Association for Best Student Radio Feature Story. In 2017, Trudeau won multiple awards from the Alaska Press Club for her coverage of Bethel and its surrounding communities.

Jaclyn Sallee [left], CEO of the Koahnic Broadcast Corporation after presenting with Antonia Gonzalez [left center], on the 'Young Native Storytellers: Mentoring & Encouraging Youth Reporters. Also pictured Native Public Media's Richard Davis [right cente
Courtesy of Native Public Media

  

Last week’s 2018 Native Broadcast Summit in Phoenix, Arizona had the First Amendment as a theme, along with celebrating the resilience of Native voices throughout the United States - 40 years of tribal radio. But media is changing, and the next 40 years will be different. What's the best course of action for broadcasters to prepare the way for the next generation of Native voices?

 

The class of 2018 graduated from Bethel Regional High School on Friday and said goodbye to outgoing Site Administrator Ed Pekar and math teacher David Cronk. After receiving their diplomas,  they performed one last Yuraq together.
Christine Trudeau / KYUK

  

Last Friday, the class of 2018 graduated from Bethel Regional High School. As Bethel’s largest class of graduating seniors since the year 2000 said farewell, so did outgoing Site Administrator Ed Pekar and math teacher David Cronk.

 

 


From now through May 27, snack meals are available from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. YKHC tentatively plans to open their grab-and-go café on May 28, 2018.
Christine Trudeau / KYUK

  

Phase one of a major expansion started this week at the Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation. KYUK took a tour and reports that on your next trip to YKHC, you can expect to see some changes inside the hospital.

 

 


With National Trails Day coming up, the City's Parks and Recreation Committee will be hosting "Friends of Pinky’s Park" at Pinky’s Park on June 2. Food and refreshments will be served as volunteers pick up trash and identify items needing to be fixed.
Christine Trudeau / KYUK

    

Work on the new Owl Park playground is already a week ahead of schedule.

 

Members of the Alcohol Task Force meeting on Tuesday, May 15, 2018.
Christine Trudeau / KYUK

  

The Alcohol Task Force meeting on Tuesday night was packed with leaders of community organizations. The one thing missing was the public, with only two people in the audience.

 

KLA's first Student Council: President Julie Joekay [left], Vice President David Mochin [center left], Advisor Katie Frutiger [center], Secretary Iris Jimmie [center right], Treasurer Jennifer Phillip [second to last right], and ASB Representative De
Christine Trudeau / KYUK

  

Last Friday, the Kuskokwim Learning Academy (KLA) held its 19th consecutive graduation ceremony, but this was the first year that the alternative high school has had a Student Council. Not only has the council brought a surplus of funds for student activities to the school, but it has given the student body an active role at KLA. KYUK visited the council at their last meeting of the school year on April 30.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Bethel City Council member Leif Albertson [left] has proposed an ordinance to ban hard liquor sales in Bethel. Council member Mitchell Forbes [right] proposes that instead of banning hard liquor, to set a price floor of $40 per bottle.
Christine Trudeau / KYUK

  

In a two to four vote at their last meeting, Bethel City Council decided to move forward on an ordinance to end hard liquor sales in the city. The ordinance would exclude liquor orders by freight.  

 

Bethel’s Police Chief says that the Police Department needs dispatchers badly.
Christine Trudeau / KYUK

  

Bethel’s Police Chief says that the Police Department needs dispatchers badly. Hearing concerns about slow police response time to calls, City Council member Leif Albertson invited Chief Burke Waldron to give an update on staffing needs at last week’s meeting.  

 

 Bethel City Council unanimously voted last week to stop requiring cabs to have Global Positioning System equipment.
Dean Swope / KYUK

  

The Bethel City Council unanimously voted last week to stop requiring cabs to have Global Positioning System (GPS) equipment.  

 

Darren Deacon / Tribal President for the Native Village of Kalskag

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