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KYUK: Alaska Natives stage rally to support subsistence rights





KYUK Public Radio reports on a subsistence rally in Bethel, Alaska:
A group of about 40 people held a rally in Bethel April 22 for subsistence rights. They gathered in the parking lot of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game office in Bethel. Most of them were Yup’ik from Bethel and nearby villages.

As event organizer, Tim Andrew, pulls protest signs out of a pickup truck, he says, “This has been building for quite a few years.”

Andrew says he’s been thinking about this day for a long time: a way to peacefully protest state management that has been conflicting with Yup’ik hunters and fishermen for decades.

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Bethel holds a subsistence rally (KYUK 4/22)