I Am Alaska Native

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 263 People

    Nunamiut33 Nunamiut33
    18-21, F
    Jan 30, 2014

    Athabaskan Russian.

    My mother can from a small Village that can only be accessed by plane or boat. Way back when Russia still owned Alaska my Grandma married a Russian that came to live in Alaska. They had my Mom, Russia sold Alaska, And Russian orthodox stayed as the religion in the village. My mom...
    JJnorth JJnorth
    18-21, M
    Aug 26, 2013

    I'M An Alaska Native Admirer

    I'm not Native, but I admire your diverse and storied culture!
    BloodyMary82 BloodyMary82
    26-30, F
    Jun 14, 2013

    I am 100% Apaska Native!

    ❤️Inupiat!❤️ grew up in Barrow,Alaska❤️
    Nunamiut33 Nunamiut33
    18-21, F
    Jan 29, 2014

    One Fourth Of Me

    I am a quarter Yupik native from Alaska. I am proud that I am part of a minority and that I contain such wonderful and unique genes in me. My Yupik name is Kamluq, but I was raised in a Inupiaq village, so I was given a Inupiaq name also. My other name is Amma. These two...
    DivineDelusions DivineDelusions
    18-21, F
    Jun 27, 2011

    Im Not A Native But...

    I've recently moved up here and love it, over all.
    AlaskanSweetie AlaskanSweetie
    36-40, F
    3 Responses Jul 2, 2013

    Changes Are A Comin'!

      Yay! It's time we share the wealth! http://digg.com/world_news/Changes_planned_for_exclusive_Native_contracting_programs    
    sittingowl sittingowl
    70+, F
    Oct 23, 2009

    I Am Native. Really.

    My mother is 100% native. It's not so much a big deal where I live I suppose.. but when I lived in the states I was treated like a mythical creature. I have my mother's high cheek bones and stoic persona.. but there's more to native culture than what's been exploited by old...
    dblthnk dblthnk
    26-30, F
    1 Response Aug 10, 2013

    Yes.

    There's nothing really to say for this experience. Uhm...Yeah I'm part Alaska Native...I definitely get my looks from it. I get called Asian, Japanese, Chinese, Mexican, etc... I've gotten use to it, but it sucks that people profile other people too much.  
    SnapWire SnapWire
    18-21, M
    Sep 17, 2009

    I'm not proud to be of this ethnicity,

    it's just a label so far as I'm concerned, it's another way that others can identify me or identify with me, whatever. I do not embrace "my culture" as it is a dying one. When I was in high school, I wrote a paper for English 111 stating my desire and reasons for why my peers...
    WondersBeyondOurGalaxy WondersBeyondOurGalaxy
    26-30, F
    1 Response Dec 16, 2013

    Tlingit

    I suppose this means that it's a fairly "exotic look" I've been told. I'm always aporached by the Philipinos speaking tagalog. Or being asked if I'm from Hawaii, and any time I travel to TX there are Always people asking me things in spanish. But. I'm Alaskan Native, from the...
    kat0220 kat0220
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Aug 9, 2010
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