On Thursday evening community members brought food to the back-to-school potluck. Folks sat on the cafeteria tables and looked at the mural of old photos as they ate fresh caribou stew, blueberries, home-made doughnuts and Pilot Bread with peanut butter. We were lucky to be seated by some elders who helped us learn more of the history of this place and its people.
When the eating was finished, we pushed back the tables, pulled out the bleachers, brought in some chairs and shared our slides from when we were here in the 70’s and 80’s. There wasn’t any formal narration; folks talked (mostly in Inupiaq) about the people and places in the pictures. There were plenty of smiles and laughter punctuating the visual images.
Here’s a sampling of what folks saw:
When some folks missed the pictures because of fishing, we promised to show them again during the winter. There were quite a few elders present…
This week we’ve been remembering how beautiful this time of year is.
Wishing you many memories….