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300 Villages

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

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

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
(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

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

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

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

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

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

300 Villages: Wrangell

Carol Rushmore works for the city and Borough of Wrangell.

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May 2, 2014

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

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

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

300 Villages: Moose Creek

This week, we’re heading to Moose Creek, a village of about 600 people in central Alaska. Jeff Jacobson is the chief of staff for the Fairbanks North Star Borough.

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April 4, 2014

300 Villages: Shishmaref

This week, we’re heading to Shishmaref, on a barrier island in Western Alaska. The island is gradually sinking into the sea. Its 600 residents might be some of the first people in the world forced to relocate because of rising sea levels caused by global warming. Tony Weyiouanna Senior is President of the Shishmaref Native Corporation.

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March 28, 2014

300 Villages: Tenakee Springs

This week, we’re heading to the southeastern village of Tenakee Springs, a snowbird community, stretched along the beach of Tenakee Inlet. Don Pegues is mayor of Tenakee Springs.

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March 21, 2014

300 Villages: Hoonah

This week we’re heading to Hoonah, a small community on Chichagof Island in Southeast. Chris Erikson runs a guiding business in Hoonah.

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March 14, 2014

300 Villages: Tok

This week, we’re heading to Tok, where the community is coming together to rebuild a home for a family that lost everything in a recent fire. John Rusyniak is President of the Tok Chamber of Commerce.

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March 7, 2014

300 Villages: Takotna

This week we’re headed to Takotna, a village of around 50 people located on the Iditarod trail west of McGrath. Nell Huffman is the secretary of the Takotna community Association.

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February 28, 2014

300 Villages: Tazlina

This week we’re headed to Tazlina, a small community off the Glennallen Highway near Wrangell Saint Elias National Park. Sheila Hay owns The Aurora Borealis Bed and Breakfast in Tazlina.

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February 21, 2014