One year ago, the Kilbuck campus in Bethel burned to the ground. The fire displaced two schools: the elementary Yup'ik immersion school, Ayaprun Elitnaurvik, and the alternative boarding high school, Kuskokwim Learning Academy.
The Kilbuck building was a long, red structure housing both schools. Now Ayaprun is housed in BNC's Kipusvik building, and KLA is at Yuut Elitnaurviat, the regional workforce development organization.
Today we’re going to hear from Ayaprun and the community about that unexpected day and the year that’s followed.