Alaska Native tribes in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta can attend a webinar on July 25 to get a handle on how to apply for federal funds to improve services for crime victims. The webinar will be hosted by Yuut Elitnaurviat from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday, July 25.
A Department of Justice program has up to $167 million available for Alaska Native and Native American tribes. Those dollars can help establish and support services and programs for people who’ve suffered from a violent crime. Bethel's Yuut Elitnaurviat will host the webinar, which will also include information about rural law enforcement training.
Meanwhile, a news media report published this past weekend revealed that all the city police officers in Stebbins, a village on Norton Sound, have been convicted of domestic violence. That’s on top of a report that says that one in every three rural Alaska villages lacks any kind of law enforcement.