Thursday, July 30, 2009

More from Point Hope, Alaska: Tikigaq

We had such a beautiful time in Point Hope (Tikigaq), July 13-15.

My friend Angie took all the photos, and just gave me a disk of them. Here's a classic of "the cute look" that Keet gives:
He was flirting with the lady at the back of the plane for nearly an hour. He was so excited to be flying! Definitely his mother's son.

Lily and I gave the cousins a bath. This is Luke and Keet, cleaning up!
Steve Oomituk gave us a tour of the old town site. This is a typical whale bone sod home. The community moved from these types of houses in 1976. Most of them also had electricity, and some were even wood framed, but then were too cold so sod would be put on the outside for insulation.

(Keet's asleep on my chest under the coat)

We did actually get some work done too, and showed the archival films, as well as screened the film I shot in Point Hope, "Honoring the Gift." The films were very well received. It was a very busy week in Point Hope, with lots of visitors in town for the Economic Development Summit, and the Red Oil Community presentations.

Keet was never for want of company, as every little girl in town seemed to learn his name and want to wisk him away. It was hard to leave...

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