Monday, 9 February 2009

Native Alaska villages on CNN

CNN has an excellent article with several videos about the crisis in the Native Alaska villages.

Story Highlights
  • Villagers paying up to $1,500 to heat homes for a month, $400 for groceries a week
  • Some families say they have run out of food, others eat only one meal a day
  • Resident: "We have remained quiet, cried and suffered in silence"
  • Early winter, devastating fishing season, high fuel prices crippling economy