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Vatican Team traces history of Yup'ik mask

...last week trying to trace the origins of several traditional Yup'ik masks they received nearly a century ago. Museum experts...Missionaries were among the first Europeans to live among the Yup'ik people, and not without a troubled history. The team says...
UAA student works on Yup'ik spellchecker

...Anchorage has created software that can spellcheck the Yup'ik language. Yup'ik language experts are excited about the possibilities...Steven Evon Wassilie Somerville presented a model for Yup'ik spellchecking software. For someone who hasn't...
Photo: Celebrating Yup'ik traditions

...artist Ossie Kairaiuak of Chefornak leads a Yup'ik song and dance, "Seal Hunt," on Saturday during the Yup'ik Traditions Family Festival at the Alaska State Museum. In conjunction with the Yup'ik science exhibit, the festival included...
Yup'ik voters and Bethel reach deal on interpreters of Bethel will provide better trained Yup'ik translators at voting polls and translations...groups, which brought a lawsuit on behalf of Yup'ik speakers, had contended that translators...always been providing assistance to the Yup'ik voters here, but we hope that the...
Yup'ik speaking voters still troubled at the polls

ANCHORAGE - Concerns about Alaska's Yup'ik voters ability to translate U.S. District Court. Lawyers for Yup'ik speaking voters insist the state had...state used the word "takukaq." But in one Yup'ik dialect, it means "brown bear" and...
Judge orders Alaska to help Yup'ik voters requiring elections officials to provide Yup'ik-speaking voters in the Bethel area with...poll workers who are bilingual in English and Yup'ik. Sample ballots will have to be written in Yup'ik. A glossary of election terms also written...
New, larger clinics planned for 2 villages

...has applied for several grants toward raising the remaining $8.6 million.Foundation work is being done this summer in the Yup'ik Eskimo communities, with construction slated to begin next summer.Gambell resident June Walunga, who represents the...
Cultural tourism comes with unique challenges

...their forebears.That makes CIRI the most diverse of all the regional Native corporations, with board members who are Inupiaq, Yup'ik, Athabascan, Tlingit, Haida and Aleut."It's really hard for us to focus in on one culture because we are so diverse...
Restored film about Yup'ik dancing continues statewide tour

...tradition and importance of music and dancing in Yup'ik culture.Dr. Ann Fienup-Riordan,, "Nothing that has been written about Yup'ik dancing comes close to the power of the Yup'ik commentary contained in 'The Drums of Winter...
Plaintiffs decide against appeal in Alaska fishing case

ANCHORAGE - Yup'ik Eskimo fishermen have decided not to appeal a court ruling that found...court also noted the religious exemption sought would have to apply to all Yup'ik subsistence fishermen, and such an action would have hurt the king...
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