Credit: Brian Adams
Andrew Hadley (right) and Trayton Ballot (left)
Andrew Hadley (right) and Trayton Ballot (left) photographed during the Buckland [Alaska] High Schools X-country ski race. Terri Chapdelaine, a teacher at the school said, “In 2005, Rural Cap [The Rural Alaska Community Action Program, Inc.] helped revitalize x-country skiing in school, when they donated skis to the school and helped with funding for two years. Since then NANA [NANA Regional Corporation Inc.] has stepped in and has purchased new skis for the school, funding the program”.
The village of Buckland, Alaska is 75 air miles southeast of Kotzebue, Alaska and is located within the Northwest Arctic Borough. Ninety-seven percent of Buckland’s population of 416, are Iñupiaq.