Four young people have died in this remote Alaskan Native village in less than a month
by nidhiprakash FUSION.wordpress.com
Hooper Bay is a remote village on the Alaskan coastline, the tundra jutting out into the frigid Bering Sea. It’s a quiet town, some 530 miles from Anchorage, where sprawling grasslands converge with icy sea breeze and home to an Alaska Native Yup’ik community of 1,200.
This week, Hooper Bay is in mourning. On Saturday, 21-year-old Carl Dominic Robert Joe was found dead, apparently having died of suicide. Since late September, Alaska Public Media reported, the village lost three other young people in their twenties to suicide.
Noel Tall, 26, had been working in nearby Bethel and was the first to die. His Facebook page (at least what’s publicly visible) is full of posts about not being able to sleep, about being…
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