“Barrow” is everywhere while walking around town: on the fire trucks, in the name of the high school, the local utility company, on the North Slope Borough’s official logo. But the name “Utqiaġvik” is showing up, as well. It’s on City Hall and on municipal department letterhead.
The executive director of Arctic Slope Regional Corporation is nominated to be the assistant secretary of Indian Affairs for the U.S. Department of the Interior. Tara Sweeney of Alaska will testify before the U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs at noon Wednesday in Washington, D.C.