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Law enforcement training means feeling prepared for a job Quinhagak tribal officers already doing

In the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta, tribal and village police officers are often hired without training . Many communities lack officers, and turnover can be high. This month, about a dozen of the region’s officers attended a two-week rural law enforcement training course at Bethel’s Yuut Elitnaurviat. In a small, dimly lit classroom, 13 officers sit in crisp, new uniforms, waiting to get their graduation certificates. Two officers are tribal police from Quinhagak. “I love helping the community. I...

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Koahnic Broadcast Corporation and its subsidiaries, such as KNBA, National Native News and Indigefi, recently won several national awards. The Native American Journalist Association recently announced the list of winners for its 2019 awards.

Alexis Sallee won two awards for Indigefi’s Definition of Resilience projects.

Alutiiq artist rediscovers Alaska’s original raingear

Jul 10, 2019

Picture the kind of waterproof jacket we all depend on in Southeast Alaska: long sleeves, a hood, maybe a drawstring. The best ones use some variety of next-generation plastics to keep the rain out while staying breathable and light. But these are far from the first of their kind. Alaskan Natives have been making raincoats for centuries, without synthetic materials. How? By carefully sewing seal guts.

Juneau Assembly renames downtown district to honor original residents

Jul 9, 2019

A downtown Juneau neighborhood has a new name. Formerly known as the Willoughby District, the area will now be known as the Aak’w Village District, paying homage to its original residents.

In the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta, tribal and village police officers are often hired without training. Many communities lack officers, and turnover can be high. This month, about a dozen of the region’s officers attended a two-week rural law enforcement training course at Bethel’s Yuut Elitnaurviat.

The Trump administration will soon take a big step toward drilling for oil in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. It hopes to sell leases to companies before the end of the year.

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