This week we’re heading to the uninhabited village of King Island, west of Nome in the Bering Sea. King Island residents were forced to relocate to Nome in 1959, but this month a group of former residents and their descendants are returning to the island. Vince Pikongana grew up in King Island.
This week, we’ll go to Teller, a village on the Bering Sea, northwest of Nome. Dolly Kugzruk lives in Teller.
This week we’re heading to the village of Napakiak, near Bethel. Samuel Roberson is from Napakiak.
This week, we head to Sand Point, a fishing community of about 1,000 people and the seat of the Aleutians East Borough. It’s also in view of the Pavlof volcano, one of the most active in Alaska. Tiffany Jackson is executive director of the Qagan Tayagungin Tribe in Sand Point.
This week, we’re heading to a bird lover’s paradise. It’s the tiny town of Hyder, on the border with Canada in Southeast Alaska. Caroline Steward and Wes Loe live in Hyder, Alaska.
This week, we’re heading to Gulkana on the Richardson Highway north of Glennallen. Angela Vermillion is tribal administrator for the Gulkana Village Council.
This week we’re heading to Anchor Point, a small community 14 miles north of Homer on the Kenai Peninsula. Bobby Ness lives in Anchor Point:
This week, we’re going to Tuluksak, a community of almost 400 people near the Kuskokwim River. George Lamont is a resident of Tuluksak.
This week, we’re heading to Arctic Village, on the edge of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Margorie Gemmill is Tribal Administrator for the Arctic Village Council.
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.
This week, we’re going to Thorne Bay, a community on Prince of Wales Island in Southeast. Dana Allison is a receptionist at Thorne Bay City Hall.
This week we’re going to the village of Platinum, near Dillingham on the Bering Sea Coast. Mark Moyle is the Mayor of Platinum.
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 the community of Brevig Mission, on the Bering Sea Coast north of Nome, Mike Olanna lives in Brevig Mission.
This week we’re heading to a city- the capitol city to be more specific: Juneau. Ricardo Worl is CEO for Tlingit Haida Regional Housing Authority.
This week, we’re heading to the interior village of Galena, on the Yukon river. Greg Moyer is city manager in Galena.
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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.