Jun 27, 2009
Ann and I were so excited, and surprised, to hear from our Governor via Twitter that her Rural Advisor, John Moller, had such a great visit to Emmonak. She tweeted that 50% of the villagers had their subsistence needs already met – wow!
Ann and hubby Gundo came over to Victoria and Rollie’s house in order to phone home and get all the good news!
Ann and I are sitting impatiently waiting while Segundo calls his parents!
Thinking this will be so great if all the worry and stress is turning out to not be needed.
That people will have enough to eat of the basics this winter.
Maybe even the commercial fishermen will get a little bit of a season.
Gundo is quietly listening, nodding his head.
We hear the words: ”So many…”
WOW, we think!!
The minute he gets off the phone we pounce on him with questions.
‘”So many” – seals, not fish!
No one in Ann’s village is even close to having enough food for winter.
Disappointment sets in. How to find out more info? Form a game plan! We have to know more. Is this an isolated situation in Nunam?
Dennis Zaki is due back on Monday after visiting the bush, we hope he can help fill in the blanks.
Emails went out.
We will fill you in as soon as we hear but so far it is not all good news on the lower Yukon, contrary to statements made by the Governor and her Advisor.