Food security threatened in two Yup’ik villages

by APRN member station on August 1, 2013

By Eva DeLappe – KNOM, Nome
Gambell and Savoonga had their lowest walrus harvest on record. That’s created a food shortage and economic crisis in the Yup’ik villages as residents are unable to pay their bills and worried for the coming winter. The region’s legislators are urging Governor Parnell to declare an economic disaster declaration for the Island to free up state money for relief.

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