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The Alaskan village of Selawik is built on a wetland on the river near Selawik Lake. It is far removed from Kotzebue and the coast, and fuel for heating or generating electricity is very expensive here. Every gallon must be shipped in. Here we see the windfarm that supplies some of Selawik's energy without the cost...
Early November found me about 70 miles east southeast of Kotzebue, standing on the new ice of the Selawik River. The Rainbow Bridge, almost abandoned for three seasons with an ice highway beneath it, was posing nicely for a panorama.
Selawik is a native Alaskan community with a population of about 1000. It is located on the Arctic Circle in Alaska's Northwest Arctic Burough. Most of the people here are Inupiat, and many of them practice subsistence lifestyles. It is late summer and the long days of summer are ending as the tundra dons its fall ...
This is the arrival of the morning Bering Air flight from Kotzebue to Selawik Alaska. Selawik is a Inupiat village of about 1000 people who are isolated from the rest of the world by hundreds of miles of roadless tundra. Airplanes connect Selawik to surrounding villages year-round, but there are seasonal alternatives ...