Inupiat man from King Island, Alaska, circa 1906
|Regions with significant populations|
|North and northwest Alaska (United States)|
|Inupiat language, English|
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The Inupiat or Iñupiaq (from inuit- people - and piaq/t real, i. King Island is an island in the Bering Sea, west of Alaska. It is about 64 km (40 miles west of Cape Douglas and is south of Wales Alaska. Alaska ( Аляска Alyaska) is a state in the United States of America, in the northwest of the North American continent The United States of America —commonly referred to as the Inupiaq, Iñupiaq, Inupiak, Inupiat, or Inupiatun are a group of dialects of the Inuit language, spoken in northern and northwestern English is a West Germanic language originating in England and is the First language for most people in the United Kingdom, the United States Inuit (plural the singular Inuk, means "man" or "person" is a general term for a group of culturally similar Indigenous peoples inhabiting e. 'real people') are the Inuit people of Alaska's Northwest Arctic and North Slope boroughs and the Bering Straits region. Inuit (plural the singular Inuk, means "man" or "person" is a general term for a group of culturally similar Indigenous peoples inhabiting Alaska ( Аляска Alyaska) is a state in the United States of America, in the northwest of the North American continent Northwest Arctic Borough is a borough located in the US state of Alaska, formed on June 2, 1986. North Slope Borough is a borough located largely in the North Slope region of the U The Bering Strait (Берингов пролив Beringov proliv) is a sea Strait between Cape Dezhnev, Russia, the easternmost point (169°43' Barrow, the northernmost city in the United States, is in the Inupiat region. Barrow is a city in and the borough seat of the North Slope Borough of the state of Alaska, United States. Their language is known as Inupiat. Inupiaq, Iñupiaq, Inupiak, Inupiat, or Inupiatun are a group of dialects of the Inuit language, spoken in northern and northwestern There is one Inupiat culture-oriented institute of higher education, Ilisagvik College. Ilisagvik College is a public Community college located in Barrow Alaska, on the shore of the Arctic Ocean.
Inupiat people continue to rely heavily on subsistence hunting and fishing, including whaling. Hunting is the practice of pursuing Animals for Food, Recreation, or Trade. For the computer security term see Phishing. Fishing is the activity of catching Fish. Whaling is the hunting of Whales and dates back to at least 6000 BC The capture of a whale benefits each member of a community, as the animal is butchered and its meat and blubber allocated according to a traditional formula. Whales are marine mammals which are neither Dolphins (ie members of the families Delphinidae or Platanistoidae) nor Porpoises Orcas In modern English usage meat most often refers to Animal tissue used as food mostly Skeletal muscle and associated Fat, but it may also refer Blubber is a thick layer of vascularized Fat found under the skin of all Cetaceans Pinnipeds and Sirenians Description Even city-dwelling relatives thousands of miles away are entitled to a share of each whale killed by the hunters of their ancestral village. Muktuk, the skin of bowhead and other whales, is rich in vitamins A and C and contributes to good health in a population with limited access to fruits and vegetables. Muktuk is the English word for the traditional Inuit / Eskimo meal of frozen Whale skin and Blubber. Retinol (Afaxin, the animal form of Vitamin A, is a fat-soluble vitamin important in vision and Bone growth Vitamin C or L-ascorbate is an Essential nutrient for a large number of higher primate species a small number of other Mammalian
In recent years the exploitation of oil and other resources has been an important revenue source for the Inupiat. The Alaska Pipeline connects the Prudhoe Bay wells with the port of Valdez in south central Alaska. The Trans-Alaska Pipeline System ( TAPS) usually called the Alyeska Pipeline in Alaska or the Alaska Pipeline elsewhere is a major U Prudhoe Bay (ˈpruːdoʊ is a Census-designated place (CDP located in North Slope Borough in the U Valdez ( is a city in Valdez-Cordova Census Area in the US state of Alaska.
Inupiat people have grown more concerned in recent years that climate change is threatening their traditional lifestyle. Climate change is any long-term significant change in the “average weather” that a given region experiences The warming trend in the Arctic affects the Inupiaq lifestyle in numerous ways, for example: thinning sea ice makes it more difficult to harvest bowhead whale, seals, walrus, and other traditional foods; warmer winters make travel more dangerous and less predictable; later-forming sea ice contributes to increased flooding and erosion along the coast, directly imperiling many coastal villages. The Arctic is the Region around the Earth 's North Pole, opposite the Antarctic region around the South Pole. The Bowhead Whale ( Balaena mysticetus) also known as Greenland Right Whale or Arctic Whale, is a Baleen whale of the right whale family The walrus ( Odobenus rosmarus) is a large flippered Marine mammal with a discontinuous circumpolar distribution in the Arctic Ocean and Sea ice is formed from Ocean water that freezes Because the Oceans consist of Saltwater, this occurs at about -1 Erosion is the carrying away or displacement of solids ( Sediment, Soil, rock and other particles usually by the agents of currents such as wind The Inuit Circumpolar Conference, a group representing indigenous peoples of the Arctic, has made the case that climate change represents a threat to their human rights.
Inupiaq groups, in common with other Inuit groups, often have a name ending in "miut. Inuit (plural the singular Inuk, means "man" or "person" is a general term for a group of culturally similar Indigenous peoples inhabiting " One example is the Nunamiut, a generic term for inland Inupiaq caribou hunters. The Nunamiut people are a semi-nomadic inland Inupiaq Eskimos located in northern and northwestern Alaska, mostly around the Anaktuvuk Pass During a period of starvation and influenza (brought by American and European whaling crews, see John Bockstoce's 1995 Whales, Ice, & Men: The History of Whaling in the Western Arctic) most of these moved to the coast or other parts of Alaska between 1890 and 1910. Starvation (also called inanition) is a severe reduction in Vitamin, Nutrient, and Energy intake and is the most extreme form of A number of Nunamiut returned to the mountains in the 1930s. By 1950, most Nunamiut groups, like the Killikmiut, had coalesced in Anaktuvuk Pass, a village in north-central Alaska. The Anaktuvuk Pass ("the place of caribou droppings" el Some of the Nunamiut remained nomadic until the 1950s. More Nunamiut information can be found in Nicholas Gubser's 1965 The Nunamiut Eskimos, Hunters of Caribou and Nunamiut; among Alaska's inland Eskimos by Helge Ingstad, published in 1954. Helge Marcus Ingstad ( 30 December, 1899 in Meråker – 29 March, 2001 in Oslo) was a Norwegian explorer