Qawalangin Tribe of Unalaska

More than six million Americans enrolled in food stamps in the first three months of the coronavirus pandemic, as people across the country lost their jobs and children transitioned to at-home learning.

The 17 percent expansion from February to May in the food stamps program — formally known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP — is the fastest growth in the program's history, according to the New York Times.

Courtesy Rep. Josh Revak

Unalaska is waiting on a free infrastructure report card, courtesy of the U.S. military. 


That report will be compiled by civil affairs officers, including U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii. 


Gabbard, a former Democratic presidential candidate, visited the island as part of a team last week in her capacity as an Army Reserve major, for meetings and an assessment of Unalaska's future infrastructure needs.


Collaborative Iqyax̂ Building Project Kicks Off This Week

Aug 31, 2020
Make Access Iqyax Apprenticeships

We are excited to share with you a collaborative project facilitated by Aleutians Pribilof Islands Association, The Qawalangin Tribe of Unalaska, and KUCB.


Officials hope to wrap up the 2020 Census count in Unalaska before Sept.1, according to Jody Farmer, field supervisor for the Aleutians West Census Area. 

Originally, Unalaskans were expected to have until Oct. 31 to participate. Despite the shortened timeline, Farmer said Unalaskans are responding well, and he believes the six local enumerators—two of which are still training—will be able to complete the job in time.  

Maggie Nelson/KUCB

Over the weekend, the Qawalangin Tribe helped paint obstacles and activities at the  Eagle's View Elementary Achigaalux playground. The painted courses are intended to help students maintain social distancing while outside, as a means to prevent the spread of COVID-19.