'We need real change’: Arctic Alaska communities turn out for police brutality protests

Dozens of community members across the Arctic made their voices heard during two marches last week — in Kotzebue and Utqiaġvik — in protest of the death of George Floyd and police brutality nationwide and in support of the Black Lives Matter movement.

“I wanted to show that even at the top of the world we see what’s happening and want to be a part of the change,” said Malcolm X. Noble, Qavvik, an organizer of Saturday’s Utqiaġvik protest. “Utqiaġvik has such a diverse…

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