The village of Noorvik has voted to allow Native dancing in the community for the first time since missionaries banned in the early 1900s. The town of about 500 people is on the Kobuk river, near Kotzebue. It will be the first community counted when the U-S Census kicks off in late January. Leaders in the town want to welcome dignitaries from Washington DC with traditional dancing, dogsled teams and a cultural exhibit.
Lori Townsend, APRN – Anchorage
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