This week we travel to southwest Alaska where Chris Carr and his wife, Leona, are the entire year-round population of Portage Creek, a speck on the map about 30 air miles southeast of Dillingham. The Carrs run a general store and a bush guiding service.
Although it isn’t a standard village, AFN is a community that pops up for a few days each fall, bringing together people from across the state. Attendees talk about why that community is so important.
This week we're headed to Nanwalek, a small Russian orthodox community across Kachemak Bay from Homer. On maps, it's often called English Bay. Nancy Yeaton works for the Nanwalek IRA Council.
This week, we’re heading to Nelson Lagoon, a tiny fishing community on the Bering Sea side of the Alaska Peninsula. Justine Gundersen is the administrator for the Nelson Lagoon Tribal Council.
Now it's time for 300 villages. This week, we're heading to Kodiak - the community of about 6,000 people on Kodiak Island. That was Jenny Osterman and Eric Olsen, who live in Kodiak.
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