Kokhanok, a fishing village, was first listed in the 1890 U.S. Census by A.B. Schanz. The community was relocated to higher ground a few years ago when the rising level of Iliamna Lake threatened several community buildings.
A federally-recognized tribe is located in the community – the Kokhanok Village. The population of the community consists of 90.8% Alaska Native or part Native. The village has a mixed Native population, primarily Alutiiq and Yup’ik. Subsistence activities are the focal point of the culture and lifestyle.
Information sourced from the Alaska Division of Community and Regional Affairs Community Information Series.