Alaska Native villages quickly losing residents
A new study by the Institute of Social and Economic Research at the University of Alaska Anchorage shows a rapid decline in population in rural Alaska Native villages.

The villages lost 2,700 residents every year in the past two years, according to the study. That's an increase from the 1,200 in the three previous years.

Women ages 20-29 make up the bulk of people who leave the villages, the study showed. Others cited the high cost of living and substance abuse.

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Leaving the village (The Anchorage Daily News 5/14)