Know Your Islanders Talk on Dec. 3

  • Thu Nov 29th, 2018 3:40pm
  • Life
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                                Herbert Nayokpuk.

Contributed photo Herbert Nayokpuk.

Submitted by Theresa Simendinger

Theresa Simendinger will present “Shishmaref, Alaska: Threatened Island of Artists and Hunters” at 7 p.m., Monday, Dec. 3 at the San Juan Island Library. The event is part of the Know Your Islanders Talk series.

Shishmaref is a town of about 600 people on a small barrier island 5 miles off the coast of Alaska and just south of the Arctic Circle. The town is about 2 miles long and about 1/4 mile wide. Inuit people have called it home for 400 years. Currently, less than 600 still do. Simendinger traveled there on a buying trip to find art for Friday Harbor’s Native Art Gallery: Arctic Raven.

 

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                                Dennis Sinnock tells of the days catch.

Contributed photo Dennis Sinnock tells of the days catch.