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Notice of Office Closure

The Alaska Department of Commerce, Community and Economic Development offices will be closed to the public on November 23rd and 24th. We will be closed November 23rd in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday and November 24th is an unpaid furlough day for employees to reduce state expenses.

Newtok Planning Group

Newtok Village Relocation History


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


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


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


For more information contact:

Sally Russell Cox

Division of Community and Regional Affairs
Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development
Phone: 907-269-4588
Email: sally.cox@alaska.gov