Presentation on theme: "As Rural As Remote: Kodiak Archipelago M Pamela Bumsted, Ph.D. Sun’aq Tribe of Kodiak 5 December 2013 Rural providers Conference."— Presentation transcript:
As Rural As Remote: Kodiak Archipelago M Pamela Bumsted, Ph.D. Sun’aq Tribe of Kodiak 5 December 2013 Rural providers Conference
Kodiak island has always been scrutinized by Subsistence Board to be ineligible for access to subsistence areas under ANILCA VIII. The 2006 hearing was especially distressing. Prior actions, reports, newsclips, surveys were found from our Archives and studied. The ad hoc Rural Roundtable was reactivated. We did our own public involvement for the Subsistence Board. We acquired outside expertise in rural geography. Community meetings and the study group successfully argued for consistent, fair, nonsubjective classification by geography and not by ethnocentric concepts.
In 2000, the Kodiak Urban Cluster extended down into Kodiak Station and had a population of 10,768, making it eligible to be the core of a micropolitan area. Probably because of some slight change in settlement geography, that connection was not there in 2010, thus the urban cluster population dropped below 10,000 and Kodiak lost its status as a micropolitan area. Kodiak Urban Cluster, 2000