Poet Tries Crowdsourcing to Visit AK Ghost Village

Joan Naviyuk Kane feels the pull of an ancestral place she's never seen, a crumbling ghost village built on stilts across the rocky face of a remote western Alaska island.

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ANCHORAGE- Joan Naviyuk Kane feels the pull of an ancestral place she's never seen, a crumbling ghost village built on stilts across the rocky face of a remote western Alaska island.
   
The 35-year-old Anchorage poet believes seeing King Island up close would enrich her art with a sense of place and her Inupiat Eskimo roots. She's hoping to fund a visit for herself and other descendants through crowdsourcing.
   
Kane has raised more than $14,500 on a fundraising site, United States Artists. Through the nonprofit's USA Projects, she hopes to raise the $31,000 she says is needed for a two-week visit for 20 people.
   
USA program officer Armando Huipe (WEEP'eh) says the Los Angeles-based organization awarded $5,000 to Kane's campaign, which has a May 26 deadline.
 

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