The Port Graham Tribal Council is a federally recognized Indian Tribe that serves the Alutiiq people of Port Graham. The village Council operates a variety of social, cultural and community and economic development programs designed to enhance the quality of life within Port Graham.
The village of Port Graham is located at the southern end of the Kenai Peninsula on the south shore of Port Graham Bay. Port Graham is twenty (20) air miles southwest of Homer and is one hundred and eighty (180) air miles southwest of Anchorage.
Port Graham is an isolated community accessible only by air or water. Commuter airlines provide the majority of the transportation and all of the mail service between Port Graham and Homer. Subsistence activities are an important component of the village economy, while commercial employment is primarily with the local school, the Tribal council, the health clinic and commercial fishing.
The village of Port Graham is an Alutiiq community and the Native people of Port Graham call themselves Sugpiaq, meaning “real people”. The Sugpiaq heritage is strongly based in traditional language, subsistence lifestyle, culture traditions and self-government. The traditions and culture of Port Graham and its people have steadfastly survived the Russian and American impact on traditional lifestyles.
The primary business area of the village includes the village council offices and community center, the Port Graham cannery and hatchery operation, the community airstrip, and a future local display facility within the Port Graham corporation building.
Our vision is to revitalize the traditional Chugach Native culture and language. The goal is to make Sugpiaq/ Eyak history and heritage a part of the regular school curriculum with support and direction from our Elders’ traditional ecological knowledge (TEK).Heritage Preservation
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