hey please don't scream at me about cultural appropriation

all of my traditional jewelery was bought at pow wows

i have mukluks but my grandmother is half inupiat and i can speak a little inuktitut (paallirmiut)

my pendleton bag- i made out of fabric scraps at my work that otherwise would have gone in the garbage

leave me alone
not all white people are ignorant as fuck

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.

Follow all #mypubliclandsroadtrip stops in our @esri storymap journals: Explore #yourlands.

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.

If anyone would like to be a resource for this anon on Inupiat or Yupik names, please respond to this post.

Thank you!


A FRIENDLY REMINDER: Please do not send us messages responding to this post. We cannot privately pass them along to the anon for obvious reasons. It is better to cut out the middle man and just reply to this post. 

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.”
—  Northwest Territories Education 1991