Alaska village's lean reindeer meats set to be sold in urban markets

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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.