Yukon Delta village of Sheldon Point changes name

Posted: Tuesday, March 07, 2000

JUNEAU (AP) -- A small village at the mouth of the Yukon River has changed its name.

What had been Sheldon Point is now known as Nunam Iqua, which means ''end of the tundra'' in Yupik. City clerk Agatha Paukan said that's the village's traditional name.

The community has about 180 residents.

The Sheldon Point City Council proposed the name change last August. In a November election, it passed by a 2-to-1 ratio.

Lt. Gov. Fran Ulmer signed the name change into law late last week.

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