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Anaktuvuk Pass sceneryAnaktuvuk Pass is a community of the Nunamiut - the inland Eskimos, located in the Brooks range north of the Arctic Circle. In Inupiat language, Anaktuvuk means place of caribou droppings.

The Mekiana family and a new puppy


The village of Anaktuvuk was settled in about 1949, but before that there was families starting to settle in the Anaktuvuk area, coming from various areas like Killik River valley and the Tulagak Lake area north of the Anaktuvuk Pass settlement. In 1949, a post office was built in a tent, and the community was formaly incorporated. Since then, there have been various changes over time. Listen to the people of Anaktuvuk Pass talk about their experiences and observations of social-ecological changes taking place on their homeland.

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Voices from Anaktuvuk Pass

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Anaktuvuk Pass interviewees

Ada Lincoln Andrew Hopson Anthony Edwards Catherine Nay Charles Hugo Clyde Morry George Paneak Johnny Rulland Karlene Ticket Lawrence Burris Mark Morry Mike Morry Phillip Ahgook Rachel Riley Raymond Paneak Riley Sikvayugak Robert Smith Ruth Rulland Vera Woods Whitney Weber

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