Church: Hooper Bay Covenant Church, est. 1926
Vocational Youth Worker(s): Patrick McLean (SEND North)
Brief Community Description and History: The early Eskimos who hunted and fished Hooper Bay called it Asiknuk or Akinaghamiut. The town, which is located 20 miles south of Cape Romanzof, has been known by it’s current name since the early 1930s, when a local post office was established on the site. Today, Hooper Bay is a traditional Yup’ik community. Subsistence plays a primary role in residents’ lives, and harvested foods include salmon, walrus, beluga whale, waterfowl and berries. Many locals supplement their incomes with seasonal commercial fishing and processing, Bureau of Land Management, fire fighting, and handicrafts production. Winters can be harsh when seasonal ice pack and high winds cause severe weather. During this time, residents rely on snow machines and the winter trail to Scammon Bay. During summer barge lines are able to deliver fuel and other bulk supplies to the village.
Covenant Youth of Alaska | PO Box 203356 | Anchorage, AK 99520 | phone: 907.625.1525 | fax: 888.583.4124 | firstname.lastname@example.org
A ministry of the Alaska Conference of the Evangelical Covenant Church