Petra Harpak

Administrative Assistant

Petra Harpak
Credit Ciera Harpak

Petra's Yup'ik name is Apaiyuk. Her parents are Paul M. & Ollie Jenkins from Nunapitchuk, AK. Her paternal grandparents are Arthur Jenkins from Alakanuk, AK and Anna Jenkins from an old village called Nanvarnarluk. Her maternal grandparents are Jimmy and Agnes Nicholai, also from Nanvarnarluk.

She lives in Bethel with her husband Francis Harpak. Their five children are Ciera, Iceis, Kyana,  Jace and Atlas.

Petra's hobbies include knitting, sewing and anything to do with subsistence activities. She also owns a Browning 20-gauge shotgun.

Petra Harpak / KYUK

The four seasons mean different activities in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta. In winter, spring, summer and fall, subsistence users collect a variety of foods. Right now, hunters and berry pickers are hard at work. 

Petra Harpak / KYUK

Fall means hunting and berry picking on the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta. KYUK’s Petra Harpak talked to Esther Green, one of the oldest ladies out picking on the tundra.

Kim Smith

Kim Smith, Akiak Social Prevention Coordinator, and Anthropologist William Voinot-Baron called into our show to share projects they are working on regarding the study of the relationship we have with both fish and ourselves. They also shared news of the newly built community fish camp, and the youth programs that they have held and will hold there.

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Bethel Public Works Director Bill Arnold dropped in for our short show on Monday to announce scheduled maintenance and fire hydrant installations that will result in scheduled service interruptions for ASHA housing.

Carole Jung Jordan
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Born in Bethel and raised in Napakiak, Carole Jung Jordan is running for Bethel City Council in hopes of making a positive difference in the community.

Shadi Rabi
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In just a little over two and a half years, Shadi Rabi has become a fixture in Bethel’s health and safety community. Now Rabi is running for Bethel City Council.


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The boat regatta race for Gladys Jung will happen on September 15, 2018 at 4 p.m. 

Anny Cochrane
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It’s her first time running for public office, and Anny Cochrane knows exactly what she wants to bring to Bethel City Council.

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