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Kaktovik Village (aka Barter Island)


Kaktovik Village (aka Barter Island) has 262 residents in Kaktovik and a labor force of 136 in 2014, according to the State’s Employment Statistics. More than 88 percent of residents are Iñupiat. Two-thirds of the working residents are employed by the North Slope Borough, and another 25 percent work for the School District. Almost thirty-three percent of the work force is employed in the private sector, primarily by Native corporations and their affiliates. Like other communities in the region, subsistence hunting, fishing and whaling play a major role in the local economy. Hunting in the nearby area is for Dall sheep, moose, caribou and fox.

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USGS Region : Alaska


Edward Rexford Sr.

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