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300 Villages

300 Villages: Chickaloon

This week, we’re heading to Chickaloon, a small community located along the Glenn Highway, surrounded by mountains and glaciers. Patricia Wade is a member of the Chickaloon tribe.

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January 10, 2014

300 Villages: Tununak

This week, we’re heading to the community of Tununak, on Nelson Island. James James is the tribal administrator for the Native Villages of Tununak.

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January 3, 2014

300 Villages: Port Heiden

This week, we’re heading to Port Heiden, a community of about 100 people on the Alaska Peninsula. Scott Anderson is mayor of Port Heiden.

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December 27, 2013

300 Villages: Chevak

This week, we’re heading to the community of Chevak in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta. James Tall lives in Chevak.

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December 20, 2013

300 Villages: Shaktoolik

This week we travel to the native village of Shaktoolik, a coastal village about 125 miles east of Nome on Norton Sound. Shaktoolik mayor Eugene Asicksik tells us more.

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December 13, 2013

300 Villages: Whale Pass

This week, we’re heading to Whale Pass, a small community on Prince of Wales Island. Bob Meyer lives in Whale Pass.

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December 6, 2013

300 Villages: Kwigillingok

This week we’re heading 80 miles southwest of Bethel to a village the locals call “Kwig.” Andrew Beaver is the tribal administrator in Kwigillingok.
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November 29, 2013

300 Villages: Kwigillingok

This week we’re headed 77 miles southwest of Bethel to the village of Kwigillingok. Andrew Beaver is the tribal administrator for the Native Village of Kwigillingok.

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November 29, 2013

300 Villages: Portage Creek

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.

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November 22, 2013

300 Villages: Kiana

This week we head to Kiana, a village of about 350 people on the Kobuk River about 30 miles north of the Arctic Circle. Bertha Barr works for the village’s food distribution program.

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November 15, 2013

300 Villages: Larsen Bay

This week, we’re heading to Larsen Bay, a small community on Kodiak Island. Kara Darling works for the tribal office in Larsen Bay.

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November 8, 2013

300 Villages: Tyonek

This week, we’re heading to Tyonek, an Athabascan community on Cook Inlet across from Anchorage. Pauline Standifer works for the Native Village of Tyonek.

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November 1, 2013
300 Villages: Alaska Federation Of Natives

300 Villages: Alaska Federation Of Natives

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.

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October 25, 2013

300 Villages: Nanwalek

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.

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October 18, 2013

300 Villages: Kenny Lake

This week, we’re headed to the community of Kenny Lake on the edge of Wrangell St. Elias National Park. Vicky Koelzer is co-owner of the Kenny Lake Mercantile.

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October 11, 2013
300 Villages: Coffman Cove

300 Villages: Coffman Cove

This week on AK, we’re heading to the small community of Coffman Cove on Prince of Wales Island in Southeast. Carolyn Duncan is the mayor of Coffman Cove.

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October 4, 2013

300 Villages: Venetie

This week, we’re heading to the Interior community of Venetie on the Chandalar River. Eddie Frank is the Tribal Administrator in Venetie.

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September 27, 2013

300 Villages: Manokotak

This week we’re heading to Manokotak, a community of about 450 people, west of Dillingham on the Igushik River. Lillian Gamechuk is the tribal administrator in Manakotak.

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September 20, 2013
300 Villages: Nelchina

300 Villages: Nelchina

This week, we’re heading to Nelchina, a small and spread out community on the Glenn Highway. Roxanne Farmer is a life-long resident of Nelchina.

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September 13, 2013

300 Villages: Nelson Lagoon

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.

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September 6, 2013