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Newtok Planning Group

Newtok Village Relocation History

A Brief History of the Settlement of Newtok and Village Relocation Efforts

  1. Part One: The Qaluyaarmiut - People of the Dip Net
  2. Part Two: Early Efforts to Address Erosion
  3. Part Three: Progressive Erosion Brings New Problems
  4. Part Four: The Newtok Planning Group
  5. Part Five: Mertarvik - Getting Water from the Spring
  6. Part Six: References

Newtok Dog Sled Newtok residents travelling by dog sled in the early 1960s. Photos, above and below: Stanley Tom

Newtok Dog Sled 2

Contact for More Information

Sally Russell Cox
Division of Community and Regional Affairs
Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development
550 West 7th Avenue, Suite 1650
Anchorage, AK 99501
Phone: (907) 269-4588
FAX: (907) 269-4563
Email:sally.cox@alaska.gov