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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.

On Tuesday, May 8, 2018, Bethel City Council will consider ending hard liquor sales in Bethel, removing requirements to have GPS technology in cabs, and waiving requirements for sales tax collection at Cama-i.
Christine Trudeau / KYUK

  

Tuesday at City Hall, Bethel City Council will consider ending hard liquor sales in Bethel, removing requirements to have GPS technology in cabs, and waiving requirements for sales tax collection at Cama-i.

Mark Trahant (left) and videographer Jacqueline Cleveland (right) reporting for FNX on the Dental Health Aide Therapist program housed at Yuut Elitnaurviat in Bethel. May 3, 2018.
Christine Trudeau / KYUK

  

Last week KYUK got a visit from Indian Country Today’s new managing editor, Mark Trahant. A longtime independent journalist, Trahant has been coming to Alaska for decades and served as a college professor at UAA. KYUK’s Christine Trudeau sat down for a talk with Trahant.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Ester Green is an Elder teacher with the Rural Human Services program at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, Kuskokwim Campus and gave the Keynote Address at this years 2018 commencement ceremony.
Katie Basile / KYUK

  

Ester Green is an Elder teacher with the Rural Human Services program at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, Kuskokwim Campus and gave the Keynote Address at this years 2018 commencement ceremony. Green is herself a former graduate of KuC. Below, find the full audio and transcript of her address.

 

 


Bethel residents will be asked to vote again this October on whether to have legal sales of alcohol in town. A petition submitted by Evon Waska Sr. has gathered enough signatures to put the local option issue back on the city’s October ballot.
Dean Swope / KYUK

  

Bethel residents will be asked to vote again this October on whether to have legal sales of alcohol in town. A petition submitted by Evon Waska Sr. has gathered enough signatures to put the local option issue back on the city’s October ballot.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Keynote Speaker Esther Green [center front] at the May 3rd, 2018 University of Fairbanks, Kuskokwim Campus graduation. Pictured with Karen Perdue UAF's Board of Regents [left], Vice Chancellor for Rural Community and Native Education Evon Peter...
Courtesy of Diane McEachern

  

The University of Alaska Fairbanks, Kuskokwim Campus (KuC) celebrated its 44th commencement ceremony on Thursday, with 68 students graduating this year. Several were enrolled in the two-year associate's degree Rural Human Services program.

 


Lower Kuskokwim School District Assistant Superintendent Carlton Kuhns at Newtok last spring for the ribbon cutting ceremony at the new village site of Mertarvik. The temporary school in Mertarvik will now be delayed until Fall of 2019.
Christine Trudeau / KYUK

 

Updated to reflect clarification regarding housing at Mertarvik.

Relocating the Newtok school into a temporary building at Mertarvik will be delayed until the fall of 2019. What’s the hold up? The Newtok Village Council informed the Lower Kuskokwim School District that the problem is a lack of housing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

At the Bethel City Council meeting on Tuesday, April 24, Council voted to trim down the number of volunteer committees it uses, combining the Energy and Public Works Committees into one.
Christine Trudeau / KYUK

  

On Tuesday, the Bethel City Council trimmed down the number of volunteer committees by combining the Energy Committee and the Public Works Committee into one. This was done to hopefully solve the problem of getting a quorum for meetings. It’s still unknown whether the change will be permanent, but for the Council it’s a much-needed fix.

 

 


On Wednesday, District 38 State Representative Tiffany Zulkosky released a survey to obtain public input on upcoming legislative priorities.
Christine Trudeau / KYUK

  

On Wednesday, District 38 State Representative Tiffany Zulkosky released a survey to obtain public input on upcoming legislative priorities.  

Bethel City Council Member Naim Shabani has resigned.
Courtesy of Naim Shabani

  

Bethel City Council member Naim Shabani has resigned. Bethel City Clerk Lori Strickler told the Council on Tuesday night that Shabani has submitted a formal resignation letter to the city.

 

Eighteen-packs of canned beer line the shelves at the opening of BNC's liquor store, Bethel Spirits, on Sept. 27, 2016.
Dean Swope / KYUK

The state Alcoholic Beverage Control Board will hold a special meeting at the Bethel Cultural Center on May 22 to discuss Bethel-related items.

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