Newtok Planning Group

Newtok Village Relocation History


A Brief History of the Settlement of Newtok and Village Relocation Efforts


Part One The Qaluyaarmiut - People of the Dip Net
Part Two Early Efforts to Address Erosion
Part Three Progressive Erosion Brings New Problems
Part Four The Newtok Planning Group
Part Five Mertarvik - Getting Water from the Spring
Part Six References


Newtok residents travelling by dog sled in the early 1960s.  Photos, above and below: Stanley Tom 


For more information contact:

Sally Russell Cox

Division of Community and Regional Affairs
Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development
Phone: 907-269-4882
Email: sally.cox@alaska.gov