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300 Villages

300 Villages: Chitna

This week we’re heading to Chitna, a town of about 125 people on the Copper River. Judy Block is the administrator of the Chitna Traditional Indian Village Council.

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August 22, 2014 - 2:13 pm

300 Villages: Healy

This week we’re headed to Healy, a small community on the fringes of Denali National Park. Clay Walker is mayor of the Denali Borough.

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August 15, 2014 - 2:29 pm

300 Villages: Port Lions

This week we’re heading to Port Lions, on the northern tip of Kodiak Island. Kathryn Adkins is a lodge owner and city clerk in Port Lions.

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August 8, 2014 - 11:48 am

300 Villages: Cantwell

This week we’re heading to Cantwell, near Denali National Park. Caitlin Santos lives in Cantwell, Alaska.

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August 1, 2014 - 5:20 pm
A view of Thorne Bay from the ocean. (Photo from the City of Thorne Bay website)

300 Villages: Thorne Bay

This week we’re heading to Thorne Bay, on Prince of Wales Island. Rochelle Huddleston Lorton is the district ranger for the U.S. Forest Service in Thorne Bay.

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July 25, 2014 - 11:22 am

300 Villages: Dry Creek

This week we’re heading to the tiny Interior village of Dry Creek. Tom Nerbonne runs a saw mill in Dry Creek.

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July 18, 2014 - 3:05 pm

300 Villages: Palmer

This week on AK we’re heading to Palmer, home to the state’s only musk ox farm. Mark Austin is director of the musk ox farm in Palmer.

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July 11, 2014 - 4:24 pm

300 Villages: Tanana

This week, we’re visiting the interior village of Tanana. Donna May Folger is mayor of Tanana.

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July 4, 2014 - 4:39 pm

300 Villages: Eagle

This week we’re heading to Eagle, a small community on the Yukon River. Jason Hamilton lives in Eagle, Alaska.

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June 27, 2014 - 4:56 pm

300 Villages: Bethel

This week we’re heading to the hub community of Bethel on the Kuskokwim River. John MacDonald lives in Bethel.

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June 20, 2014 - 2:49 pm
(Photo from the Girdwood Chamber of Commerce)

300 Villages: Girdwood

This week, we’re heading to Girdwood, which was originally founded as a camp for placer gold miners. Kirsti Ryan describes her hometown.

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June 13, 2014 - 3:43 pm

300 Villages: Togiak

This week, we’re heading to Togiak, on Bristol Bay. Daryl Thompson is city administrator for the city of Togiak.

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June 6, 2014 - 3:57 pm

300 Villages: Rampart

This week, we’re heading to Rapart, in Interior Alaska. The Koyukon Athabascan community is tiny, but working to attract new residents. Floyd Green is tribal administrator of Rampart Alaska. He’s just 21 years old.

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May 30, 2014 - 4:06 pm

300 Villages: Kobuk

This week, we’re heading to Kobuk in northwest Alaska. The village of about 200 people is steadily growing, nearly doubling in size since 2000. A resident says that’s in part due to reliable seasonal work and efforts to mesh traditional lifestyles with modern ones. Beatrice Barr is a tribal clerk in Kobuk.

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May 23, 2014 - 4:15 pm

300 Villages: Point Lay

This week, we’re headed to Point Lay on the Chukchi Sea. Dorothy Henry lives in Point Lay.

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May 16, 2014 - 4:07 pm

300 Villages: Pelican

This week, we’re heading to Pelican, in Southeast Alaska on Chichagof Island. Patricia Phillips is Mayor of Pelican.

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May 9, 2014 - 4:05 pm

300 Villages: Wrangell

Carol Rushmore works for the city and Borough of Wrangell.

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May 2, 2014 - 5:24 pm

300 Villages: St. Michael

This week, we’re heading to St. Michael, a primarily Yup’ik community of almost 450 people near Nome in Western Alaska. Bobbi Ann Andrews is the mayor of St. Michael.

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April 25, 2014 - 5:45 pm

300 Villages: Akiachak

This week, we’re heading to Akiachak, in Southwest Alaska. The village is the first in the state to formally decide to dissolve its local government in favor of traditional tribal representation. Jonathan Lomack is the executive director for Akiachak Native Community Tribal Government.

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April 18, 2014 - 5:05 pm

300 Villages: Kasaan

This week, we’re heading to Kasaan, located in Southeast Alaska on Prince of Wales island. The coastal Native village is home to the oldest Haida building in the world. Frederick Otilius Olsen Junior is from Kasaan.

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April 11, 2014 - 5:36 pm