ANCHORAGE (KTUU) - Tribal leaders in a tiny village in the Last Frontier are reportedly expanding their commercial reindeer subsidiary, according to The Associated Press.
A new venture by Mekoryuk's tribal government includes plans for
including sales of lean meats to larger urban markets.
There are also plans to build a new slaughterhouse, and offer the meat for sale in Anchorage - and ultimately the Lower 48 - as the group once did.
Tribal officials said construction of the slaughterhouse is expected to begin by the summer.
The venture is being funded by $1.8 million in federal grants.