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The Winter 2021 Mukluk Telegraph newspaper is now online! Featuring these stories: ANMC staff receive first COVID-19 vaccinations in AlaskaChevak: A success story in Tribal utility partnership‘Don’t let me have gone through this for nothing.’ Son shares mother’s legacy after her passing from colorectal cancer Also check out these videos: Protecting Our People: COVID-19 info in five Alaska Native languagesVideo 2020 Year in Review Or this recipe for caribou soup and share with others how to keep a healthy home! ...


When Chevak joined the Alaska Rural Utility Collaborative (ARUC) in 2004, the program was in its infancy. Chevak, and a handful of other communities in the Yukon-Kuskokwim region, recognized the advantages of working together to manage, operate and maintain their water and sewer systems. For Chevak, the partnership with ARUC has resulted in nearly 50 percent reductions in water and sewer costs for residents, a robust reserve account and a more efficient and self-sustaining system. Each ARUC community operates their ...



The Fall 2020 Mukluk Telegraph newspaper is now online featuring health and wellness tips, including information about keeping your woodstove healthy, handwashing tips, how to find your COVID-19 test results and more! The Mukluk Telegraph is the official newspaper of the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium. At ANTHC, we are continuously working to protect and care for our community throughout Alaska while we address the COVID-19 pandemic and other health concerns. As of now, the Mukluk Telegraph has moved from ...


Snow isn’t as soft as it looks – and Alaska health professionals say no matter how much we enjoy the outdoors; kids especially need to protect their brains. Is your family hitting the slopes, a sledding hill, pond or snowmachine trails this winter? Alaska health professionals have one heartfelt request for you: Remember your helmet, and your kids’ helmets, too. Too many Alaskans will hit their heads while playing outdoors this winter, including children and teenagers. Most of the time, ...


With cold weather encouraging people to stay inside near a warm fire, now is a good time to think about how the proper maintenance of our woodstoves can protect our safety and health, as well as the longevity of the stove. It’s important to keep tabs on what you are burning and how it burns. For instance, a black, soot-filled window on your woodstove can be an indication that maintenance is needed, or burning practices need to be changed. A ...