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A Journey Home: Revisiting the Lost Villages of the Aleutian Islands

A Journey Home: Revisiting the Lost Villages of the Aleutian Islands

Feeds Saturday, February 29 @ 1330 – 1400ET/HD04   sIX

 

During World War II, the Aleutian Islands became a front line in the Pacific theater. The arrival of war resulted in mass relocation of the Unangax̂, the indigenous people of the Aleutian and Pribilof Islands. Several villages were never resettled. Evacuation had a profound impact on culture and identity, which continues to resonate today. "Tanadgusim Adan Chiilulix (a Journey Home): Revisiting the Lost Villages of the Aleutian Islands" tells the story of a project that brought Unangax̂ survivors of World War II back to the communities they were forced to leave during the war — and then never allowed to resettle.

 

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