Established in 1901 as a supply station for Interior gold mining, Deering is located on a sand and gravel spit in Kotzebue Sound at the mouth of the Inmachuk River. The local economy is a mix of cash and subsistence activities. Residents of the primarily Iñupiat village are interested in developing a craft production facility, cultural training center, and eco-tourism opportunities, including a road to Inmachuk Springs.
Borough Assembly Members
Nathan Hadley, Jr.
Vice President - Seat F - Buckland/Deering
P.O. Box 83 Buckland, AK 99727
Seat E- Selawik, Buckland, Deering
P.O. Box 102 Selawik, Ak 99770