Relocate or Rebuild? Indigenous Alaskans Forced to Choose
Sea ice long protected coastal villages like Unalakleet, Alaska from devastating storms. But as it vanishes some residents there are relocating to the hills, including “Eskimo Ninja” Nick Hanson, who lost a training course he built with driftwood due to flooding.
In the After the Ice series, elders from villages in the Bering Sea region of Alaska share with Terra their observations of their melting world, how they’re adapting, and their vision for an uncertain future.
This is episode two of a three-part series.