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Video: Barrow or Utqiaġvik? Residents debate changing city's name

  • Author: Marc Lester
  • Updated: December 2, 2017
  • Published December 17, 2016

Voters approved changing the name of the city of Barrow to Utqiaġvik in October, a change which went into effect on Dec. 1. In Alaska's northernmost city, however, residents remain divided about whether they name should've changed at all, whether the process was hurried, and whether the Utqiaġvik is even the proper Inupiaq place name. Several residents share their perspective on the topic.

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