Alaska Natives banking on tourism

Indian Country Today, May 11, 2011, at 42-43, reports on the boom in Alaska tourism in Native villages.

For example, in the Tlingit community of Hoonah, the closing of a cannery in the 1950s had contributed to difficult economic times. But the Hoonah’s native corporation transformed the old cannery buildings into a cruise ship port and since 2004 hundreds of thousands of people have visited the area.

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