Shishmaref: Know Your Islanders Talks

Dennis Sinnock tells us tales of the day’s hunt – Contributed photo

On Monday, Theresa Simendinger will share her journey to Shishmaref, Alaska, a small Threatened Island of Artists and Hunters.

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 island is about 2 miles long and about 1/4 mile wide.

Inuit people have called it home for 400 yeas. Currently less than 600 still do.
Theresa traveled there on a buying trip to find art for Friday Harbor’s Native Art Gallery: Arctic Raven.

Monday, December 3rd at 7:00 pm. San Juan Island Library.

Herbie Nayokpuk shows some of his famous art pieces – Contributed photo

Posted on December 1, 2018 at 9:57 am by

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