"A twin-engine plane made its final approach before landing at the Shishmaref airport as Andrew Ningealook, left, spoke with his cousin, Thomas Eningowuk. Situated on a narrow barrier island, Shishmaref was founded over 400 years ago as a seasonal fishing settlement. While cold weather and natural ice barriers used to protect the shore, the village is now facing the immediate threat of inundation. " It's not something that is going to happen in several generations, it is something that is happening to them right now as we speak," said @nimataradjiphoto, a photographed who focused on the Inupiat community. Residents of Sishmaref were so alarmed by the tides that in 2002 they voted overwhelmingly in favor of relocation. Yet few have budged. This #nytweekender, we're sharing @nimataradjiphoto's photos from Shishmaref. Visit the link in our profile to see more of his work on the #LensBlog." By nytimes on Instagram.
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