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Akiak Votes In Favor Of Creating Nunavut Alaska Provisional Government

Jan 17, 2018

Tribal delegates signed a treaty to form the Nunavut Alaska Provisional Government last August. This week, Akiak voted to formally join the new governing body.
Credit Christine Trudeau / KYUK

It was a small turnout Monday, but the village of Akiak voted to support the creation of the Nunavut Alaska Provisional Government. The village is just one out of the 48 in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta. Less than a fifth of the approximately 380 village residents voted. Of the 73 people who cast their votes Monday, 68 were in favor of forming a regional provisional government. That’s according to a release issued yesterday from the Akiak Native Community. The release also announced a meeting about the tribal government plan at the Bethel Cultural Center next week, which will start at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, January 23 and run through Wednesday, January 24.