A Crisis of Overcrowding

A cluster of weather-worn homes in Savoonga in late summer.

21 people living in a small home with three bedrooms: that’s the reality for some residents in Savoonga. Village overcrowding is nothing new, but it’s reached staggering rates, with broad effects for many residents in Western Alaska.

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Amid Incredible Loss, an Enduring Love

Outside gathering of Nome residents on a summer day.

In Nome and throughout Alaska, earlier this year, residents organized walks to show solidarity and love during a dark time for the region — when a ten-year-old girl from the city of Kotzebue went missing.

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