Curyung Tribal Council

Amber Webb

In recognition of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Persons Awareness Day, KDLG is highlighting stories related to MMIP. This story was published on March 3, 2021.

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Dillingham's clinic Saturday was the first since the Bristol Bay Area Health Corporation opened vaccinations to anyone over the age of 18.


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The person who tested positive Saturday had recently traveled and was not experiencing symptoms. They are currently in isolation, and the state public health team is contact tracing.


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With the end of fishing season and the school year right around the corner, community leaders from the City of Dillingham, Curyung Tribal Council, Bristol Bay Area Health Corporation and Public Health came together to rehash COVID-19 safety protocols.

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Four communities have asked the governor to consider closing Bristol Bay's commercial fishery. Processors have laid out plans aimed at keeping the fishery safe. And RavnAir has temporarily halted all operations. 

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The Curyung Tribe and the City of Dillingham asked the governor to decide the fate of the 2020 commercial fishery immediately, citing the health and safety of residents. 

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Last May, the Curyung Tribal Council passed a resolution to withdraw its membership from BBAHC. Now, tribal leaders are responding to concerns that a withdrawal would destabilize health care in the region.



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On the show this week, we go to a meeting BBAHC held on healthcare in the area. We talk through Nushagak Cooperative's price hike. And we hear from a few young athletes who competed in the Junior Native Youth Olympics in Anchorage

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The Curyung Tribal Council is currently in mediation with BBAHC over its withdrawal from the corporation. At a public meeting Tuesday, concerns ranged from patient care to the corporation's management.  

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The tribe said it decided to withdraw, in part, due to issues with patient care and the health corporation's insufficient response to their concerns. The earliest effective date for the withdrawal is May 2020.



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The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services conducted a survey in September. It found that the Kanakanak Hosptial pharmacy's practices put patients at risk of adverse health effects and death.

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The Curyung Tribal Council is requesting a copy of a survey they say was conducted by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services of Kanakanak Hospital in Dillingham.