Legal alcohol sales began in Bethel last week. Some community leaders are concerned about how sales may affect dry villages.
The theme of this year’s festival in Bethel was “Nunalgutkellriit Piniutiit Cauyakun,” or “Community Strength Through Drumming.”
Heroin use has been steadily increasing in the United States since 2007, and Western Alaska has been no exception.
Cell service from GCI was interrupted in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta and Gambell this week, and while it’s been restored in the YK Delta, service remained out in Gambell as of Thursday.
Pope Francis has asked Chad Zielinski—an active military chaplain at Eielson Air Force Base near Fairbanks—to lead the nation’s northernmost diocese.
Even while celebrating the legal victory of Katie John, many at AFN recognized the challenges to food security posed by climate change that still lie ahead.
In Friday’s News: Federal judge halts Arctic drilling in the Chukchi Sea; Legislature pushing to wrap up session;
Hear Tuesday’s news: Legislature’s Arctic Policy Commission is rolling out it’s strategy for the region’s future; Native American groups ask Dept. of Justice to investigate adoption…
In Wednesday’s news: Administrative hang-ups and the federal shutdown have caused more gridlock in Newtock’s relocation efforts; Tribal leaders from Y-K Delta villages gathered in Bethel…