Earlier this week a group gathered in Bethel to talk with the community on the region’s heroin and opioid epidemic. This group included the FBI, the U.S. Attorney’s Office, local and state law enforcement, and local health officials. They met with high school students during the day and the community in the evening. At both events, they screened a documentary on heroin and opioid addiction and then held a discussion on the issue where they answered questions from the crowd. KYUK broadcast the community event live from Bethel City Hall. Today on Delta Affairs Weekly, we’re airing segments from that broadcast. Some of these segments have been edited for length. We jump in part-way through the conversation.
You can listen to the full discussion in both English and Yup'ik here.