i love hated the grandpa, because he hunted whales my instinct was to hate, but then he made me really love him, because the culture and spirit behind what these tribes do, dunno its conflicting but i do think they do it in a way i dont hate, unlike the japanese who hunt them for profit and dont worship the animals they slaughter.
Let me introduce you Beringia, AK’s mother. She had some tattoos and her greatest wish is to marry her daughter. She already had chosen her fiancé, loongtime ago. Inuit people practised arranged marriages years ago.
Alyeska was the name of Sedna, before Russia found her.
Panik* > Means “daughter” in most of the native eskimo/inuit/aleut language Aana* > Means “mother” in Yupik language Atii* > I think that means “please” in Inuktitut (Native Canada)
That was pretty hard to find translation, cause there is a looot of different languages and I couldn’t find a good Inupiat (Native AK) dictionnary. It was easier to find Inuktitut dictionnary, this is why “please” isn’t in the same language. I apologize to the native anon who is following me ! >_<
Hit the Road with #mypubliclandsroadtrip 2016 – Week 1, Places That Rock!
For the geologists, rock collectors and earth science lovers, this week is for you. The #mypubliclandsroadtrip 2016 heads out to find Places That Rock! on your public lands. All week, roadtrip stops will feature landscapes shaped by cool geological processes and formations – caves, volcanoes, hoodoos and more.
Our first stop is Sukakpak Mountain, one of the most visually stunning areas on BLM managed public lands along the Dalton Highway in northern Alaska (MP 203). A massive wall of Skajit Limestone rising to 4,459 feet (1,338 m) that glows in the afternoon sun, Sukakpak Mountain is an awe-inspiring sight. Peculiar ice-cored mounds known as palsas punctuate the ground at the mountain’s base. “Sukakpak” is an Inupiat word meaning “marten deadfall.” As pictured here from the north, the mountain resembles a carefully balanced log used to trap marten.
Sukakpak Mountain was designated in 1990 as a BLM Area of Critical Environmental Concern or ACEC to protect extraordinary scenic and geologic formations.
Irene Bedard ~ Inupiat, Inuit, Cree and Métis ancestry
Irene Bedard (born July 22, 1967) is an American actress best known for her portrayal of Native American characters in a variety of films. In 2012, Irene started “Sleeping Lady Films” and “Waking Giants Productions” with Canadian businessman Thom Denomme. The production companies, based out of Anchorage and Santa Fe, New Mexico, are dedicated to bringing stories that are both positive and inspirational from Indian Country to the world.
Anonymous said: Do you know of any reputable lists of Alaskan Native names? Preferrably Inupiat or Yupik, but other nations would be helpful too.
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The word Inuvialuit means “The Real People”. In the words of the Inuvialuit, “Long, long ago, we used it to distinguish ourselves from the other people around us such as the Inupiat (Alaskan Inuit), the Qangmalit (Eastern Inuit), and the Itqilit [”Indians”]. The Inuvialuit have occupied the coastal area along the western Arctic for as long as they can remember.”