Conclusion: Inuit Peoples and the Governance of the North American Arctic

  • William L. Iggiagruk Hensley
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Our Inupiaq language is threatened as are all the other indigenous languages in Alaska. I am fortunate to have retained what I know from parents and family. This is what I said:

I thank you very much. My name is Iggiagruk. My parents are Aqpayuk and Naungagiaq. I was born in Kotzebue. I am a salt water person. We made our living at Ikkatuq and at Qimiqpak up the Noatak River. I am happy to be here at Oxford today and thank Dr Bowles for the invitation.


Land Settlement Scarlet Fever Alaska Native Arctic Council Tribal Council 
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