Now it’s time for 300 villages. This week we’re going to the village of Newtok, on the Ninglick River, which drains into the Bering Sea. The community is being relocated because of coastal erosion due to climate change.
Now it’s time for 300 villages. This week, we’re heading to Upper Kalskag, a community of about 200 people on the Kuskokwim river east of Bethel.
This week, we’re heading to Unalakleet, an Iditarod checkpoint on the Bering Sea Coast. Jay Thomas is principal at the school in Unalakleet.
This week we’re heading to the tiny Southeast community of Port Alexander. The village of just 62 people is on the south end of Baranof Island. Robin Griggs teaches school there.
This week, we’re going to the Pribilof Island community of St. Paul, off the west coast of the state in the Bering Sea. Connie Newman is superintendent of the School District for the Pribilof Islands of St. Paul and St. George.
This week, we’re heading out the Aleutian chain to the community of Akutan, on a small island just east of Unalaska. April Pelkey is the manager at the Akutan Corporation.
This week, we’re visiting the Prince William Sound Community of Chenega. Sandra Angaiak is a tribal administrator assistant in Chenega.
This week we’re going to Yakutat, in northern Southeast Alaska. Les Hartley is a pilot who lives in Yakutat.
This week, we’re off to Tuntuntuliak, which is located on a Kuskokwim River tributary near the Bering Sea Coast. Patrick Pavila is the tribal administrator for Tuntuntuliak.
This week, we’re heading to Atqasuk, a small Inupiaq community south of Barrow on the Meade River. Sherlene Kagak is the city clerk in Atqasuk.
And now for 300 villages, we’re off to Old Harbor to talk with Phyllis Clough. The picturesque Kodiak Island village is located on a narrow strip of beach at the foot of a steep mountain.