CapSeeds - Arctic

June 23, 2015

“First on the agenda, we took a trip to the Iñupiaq Heritage Center where we met up with Fannie Akpik, Coordinator of Inupiaq Education for the North Slope Borough School District,” wrote Meredith Collat ’16. “She took us on a personal tour of the exhibits, giving her special insights on each of the different artifacts. I see a lot of passion in Fannie when she talks about her culture and, even more so, her family.”

“Our second destination proves that Barrow is as rich in beauty as it is in culture,” Meredith wrote. The Punahou Alaska ‘ohana posed under the bones of a Bowhead whale, the animal that holds the most significance to the Iñupiaq culture.