Alaska is more than the bustling cities, oil pipeline and visiting tour boats of thousands of folk who look up from their ship-board bridge parties to note the passing verdure, who gaze in awe at spectacular peaks and quaint fishing villages. It is also home to many who have survived in a culture that has endured climactic hardship, physical isolation and social seclusion. The Inupiat culture is mature and has provided a livelihood for generations.
Inupiat Parables takes you into the community of Wainwright, the Inupiat name is Olgoonik. The author served for over 30 years in Alaska and has always been and still is concerned with individuals in small communities, people who are less affected by international affairs, but more concerned with small community living. Welcome to Olgoonik.
In a world that has gone-for-crazy in bigness, speed and sophistication, it is good to know that there is a place like Olgoonik where the culture that has sustained the village people for hundreds of years still determines how they shall live. Oh, there are problems living in the Arctic. Weather is always a concern, regardless of how good it gets or how bad it gets. But, human relations are very important and living the basics of life can be a very fulfilling way of life.