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AK village relocation hits snag when ship runs aground higher ground in a place called Mertarvik that's nine miles across a vast, raging river.Tribal administrator Stanley Tom said he's disappointed the June 8 grounding near Alaska's Kodiak Island halted the help of "good workers" provided...
Escalating erosion an unprecedented crisis for Native villages

...successful. It's the move that will cost us money," said Stanley Tom, Newtok's acting tribal administrator and Nick Tom's...will be used to design the layout of the new community, Stanley Tom said. About 370 miles to the north, the estimated relocation...
Eroding village moves on relocation

...between the site of a planned evacuation center and their base camp that they built last year near the barge landing. Stanley Tom, Newtok's tribal administrator, said locals also hope three new houses will be added to three homes already there...
Eroding Newtok village progresses on relocation

...Anchorage, has begun the actual physical labor.Looking across the river from his crumbling village, tribal administrator Stanley Tom can see the results of Newtok's multiagency partnership that also includes the military, which is providing onsite...
Tribal dispute puts Alaska village in limbo reminders that a community's dreams of a rebirth are still unrealized."We're just falling way back," said Stanley Tom, a longtime tribal administrator who is part of the group whose authority is no longer recognized.In its ruling...
Indigenous people discuss climate change

...village, forcing residents to relocate to higher ground. "The global warming is really strong," said Newtok resident Stanley Tom, one of the conference delegates. "The whole village is sinking right now." Tom said with the increase in temperature...
Erosion may force three Native villages to relocate, report says

...Newtok's foundation is permafrost, which is melting and sinking, making it more vulnerable to flooding, said Stanley Tom, a tribal liaison for the village of 315. The corps noted in its report that depleting permafrost could play a significant...
Senators: Effects of climate change demands new response paradigm

...Alaska's storm-lashed coast. Only Newtok has begun to move to a site nine miles to the south, but village administrator Stanley Tom said lack of funding is a critical problem in the relocation effort. Villagers, however, are doing as much as they...
Seeking Higher Ground

ANCHORAGE - Stanley Tom lives in a tiny Native community on Alaska's western coast, isolated from any road system and a world apart from the nation's...
Eroded Alaska village begins building new site

...forced relocations. Sound off on the important issues at "We're working slow but we're making progress," said Stanley Tom, administrator of Newtok, a Yupik Eskimo community of 315 wedged between two rivers prone to severe flooding in recent...


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