Tatitlek (meaning “windy place”) is situated in eastern Prince William Sound. It nestles between mountains and sea about 20 miles southwest of Valdez. Most residents of this coastal Alutiiq village pursue a traditional lifestyle based mainly on subsistence. Tatitlek’s economy also includes fish processing and oyster farming. Boats are the primary means of local transportation. There is a state-owned lighted 3,700-foot gravel airstrip and a seaplane landing area. Each year, the village of Tatitlek puts on a heritage festival for students from Alaska schools.
For more information, please visit Chugach Alaska Corporation’s History of Tatitlek page.