Majik Imaje wrote:
There is often a misconception of "who" these people(s) are, and are often mis-identified in writings and in many stories.
Inuit people & Inupiaq people are two different AREAS of people.
Inuit peoples are: Canada, Greenland, Iceland, Sweden, Finland, Norway & Russia.
Inupiaq are: ALASKA
Important meetings are held by these people, usually in Barrow during the Circumpolar Conference.
Point Hope is the oldest of all of these villages or peoples. Most villages are founded and established by the peoples of Point Hope. Greenland was founded by the same. The language has many distinct words that are the same in each of the lands even through seperated by thousands of miles. These nomadic peoples spread out throughout the entire world, North South East & West.
LIfe at the top of the world is exciting and completly different from anything you have ever experienced.
Dec. is by far the worst month of the year.. .. (for LIGHT).
Here is an image created at 30 below zero at Eleven A.M. in the morning!
Almost noon.. .. .. ? !
The sun goes below the horizon in November 17th, and it will NOT COME BACK ABOVE the HORIZON. until Jan. 23rd. When the sun finally does come above the horizon in Jan (end) it will set just 1 1/2 hours later.. Up and back down. .but. we start to gain.. minutes every day, until May, then we will not see darkness until the end of August ! Our summers are the greatest in the world.. 24 hour sunlight for many months.
Even though the winter is tough and very little light.. we do have some daylight or dusk like conditions for a few hours each day.
I like the long dark cold winters. Snug and warm in our nice home.
Nothing like the smell of a burning woodstove and the smell of fresh baked bread.Indulgentsoul: The CORPORATIONS: will never take anything from the Inupiaq peoples, The Oil companies however are completly without conscience in the matters of this land.
As we speak, type, read, A huge Oil tanker is 60 miles off the coast of Point Hope, preparing to drill for OIL. They are in a holding process as their right to drill here is causing major problems for the animals of the region, namely walrus & bowhead whales. This is a very dangerous undertaking, one accident will ruin the whole enviorment. HOW DO you clean OCEAN ICE that is saturated with an oil spill ? An accident of this sort will wipe this peoples way of life, destroy the sensitive ecological make up of this fragile region.
The sonic sounding of the ocean floor is causing major migration shifts in the walrus pattern. Last year no walrus' were harvested by very few hunters in the ENTIRE NORTH SLOPE REGION. This year they are all showing up on the Russian side of the Chukchi Sea.
(more to follow)
Majik Imaje wrote:
Alcan Rider: The village was moved in the Seventies, and it was moved exactly 2.2 miles EAST. It is now situated on what once was ol grave sites.