Napakiak village is on an island between the Kuskokwim River and Johnson's Slough accessible by boat or plane. Located 10 miles southwest of Bethel with a population around 500, with most residents being Yup'ik. The town covers 5 square miles and is in the process of finding funding to relocating their public buildings away from the
river's shoreline where erosion has taken away about 700 feet of land in the last 10 years.
Vision, Mission & Goals
The citizens of Napakiak envision our community as a modern, culturally-rooted, sustainable environment. We seek to manage and strengthen our village’s long-range benefits for present and future generations. Our community aspires to be a safe environment for its members, to have quality housing, education, a reliable and efficient health care system, opportunities for training and a healthy economy.