Arts & Culture

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Adrian Wagner / KYUK

Over half the Alaskan diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church gathered in Bethel this weekend.  This is the first time Bethel has hosted the region's annual conference. KYUK attended the ceremony and spoke with Bishop David Mahaffey about the church's place in the community, both historically and contemporarily. 

Jeffry / Flickr Creative Commons

Bethel will celebrate its annual Fourth of July festival Monday. KYUK talked with the festival’s coordinator Roxanne Girdlestone about what’s to come.

Rasmuson Foundation

The Rasmuson Foundation honored Hooper Bay artist Steven Stone Sr. with an Individual Artist Award. Stone was one of 35 artists selected out of a record 400 applicants.

(Left to right.) 1st place, Daniel Hunter, 7th grade, Sheldon Point School; 2nd place, Celeste Katcheak, 7th grade, Tukurngailnguq School; and 3rd place, Emery Lockwood, 6th grade, Tukurngailnguq School.
Max Dan

Young Alaska Natives are spreading Yup’ik literacy. Six students from across the state competed in the fifth annual Yup’ik Spelling Bee for Beginners in Anchorage over the weekend. The contest is open to third through eighth grade and run by volunteers. It’s a lot of work. And with responsibility concentrated to a few individuals, the future of the event is in question.