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Lizzie Chimiugak looks on at her home in Toksook Bay, Alaska. Chimiugak, who turned 90 years old on Monday, is scheduled to be the first person counted in the U. Census on Tuesday.
Census workers traditionally begin the official decennial count in rural Alaska when Sexy mature women Toksook Bay Alaska ground is still frozen. Toksook Bay, Alaska. The census in the U. It has started in rural Alaska ever since the U. This year, the first people will be counted in Toksook Bay, a city of on the Bering Sea. Census Bureau. A woman arrives for services at the St. Peter Fisherman Church, Sunday, Jan. The first Americans to be counted in the Census starting Tuesday, Jan.
Lizzie Chimiugak, right, looks on at her home in Toksook Bay, Alaska. That allows easier access before the spring melt makes many areas inaccessible to travel and residents scatter to subsistence hunting and fishing grounds. The rest of the nation, including more urban areas of Alaska, begin the census in mid-March. Census workers verify that their maps match up to the right amount of houses in Toksook Bay, Alaska, a mostly Yup'ik village on the edge of the Bering Sea.
Children play in the snow Saturday, Jan. The Census traditionally begins earlier in Alaska than the rest of the nation because frozen ground allows easier access for Census workers, and rural Alaska will scatter with the spring thaw to traditional hunting and fishing grounds. Her home now is an outpost on the Bering Sea, Toksook Bay, and she is about to become the most well-known woman Sexy mature women Toksook Bay Alaska the tiny town, where at 90 she is considered an elder: She will be the first person counted in the U.
Census, taken every 10 years to apportion representation in Congress and federal money. The decennial U. The ground is still frozen, which allows easier access before the spring melt makes many areas inaccessible to travel and residents scatter to subsistence hunting and fishing grounds. The mail service is spotty in rural Alaska and the internet connectivity unreliable, which makes door-to-door surveying important. On Tuesday, Steven Dillingham, director of the census bureau, will conduct the first interview.
After the count, a celebration is planned at Nelson Island School, and will include local Alaska Native dancers and traditional food, which could include seal, walrus, musk ox and moose. For Chimiugak, she has concerns about climate change and what it might do to future generations of subsistence hunters and fishers in the community, and what it will do to the fish and animals.
She plans to talk about it with others at the celebration. Chimiugak was born just after the start of the Great Depression in the Sexy mature women Toksook Bay Alaska of nowhere in western Alaska, her daughter Katie Schwartz of Springfield, Missouri, said. Lizzie was one of 10 siblings born to her parents, who lived a nomadic lifestyle and traveled with two or three other families that would migrate together, her son said.
In Lizzie married George Chimiugak, and they eventually settled in Toksook Bay after the town was founded in by residents of nearby Nightmute.
There are five surviving children. He worked maintenance at the airport and she did janitorial work at the old medical clinic and babysat. Like other wives, she cleaned fish, tanned hides and even rendered seal oil after her husband came home from fishing or hunting.
Her husband died about 30 years ago. She is also a woman of strong Catholic faith, and told her son that she saved his life by praying over him after he contracted polio. For her own hobbies, she weaved baskets from grass and remains a member of the Alaska Native dance group that will perform Tuesday, she dancing in her wheelchair. She taught children manners and responsibility and continued the oral tradition of telling them stories with a storyknife.
Chimiugak used a knife in the mud to illustrate her stories to school children. She drew figures for people or homes. News National News News News Based on facts, either observed and verified directly by the reporter, or reported and verified from knowledgeable sources. In the frosty wilds of Alaska, the census gets underway Native Alaskan Lizzie Chimiugak, 90, will be the first person counted.
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