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Digital Branch of the University of Alaska Fairbanks Oral History Program
Justus Mekiana, Part 2

This is a continuation of an interview with Justus Mekiana on December 15, 1992 with Bill Schneider at the Simon Paneak Memorial Museum in Anaktuvuk Pass, Alaska. This is a continuation of tape number Oral History 93-15-61. Grant Spearman, the curator of the museum arranged the interview and was present along with Justus' niece, Debbie Mekiana. In this part of the interview, Justus talks about the impact the National Park Service and establishment of Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve has had on the Nunamiut people of Anaktuvuk Pass.

Digital Asset Information

Archive #: Oral History 93-15-62

Project: Gates of the Arctic National Park
Date of Interview: Dec 15, 1992
Narrator(s): Justus Mekiana
Interviewer(s): Bill Schneider
People Present: Grant Spearman, Debbie Mekiana
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Funding Partners:
National Park Service
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Section 1: Argo\ Qalutagiaq\ Ikiaqpak\ Ernie Pass\ changes -- the occurrence of\ food -- staples are minimal\ boundaries -- hunting areas changes\ hunting -- restricted by Park Service boundaries\ regulations -- biases\ caribou hunting\ diet -- Eskimo food\ National Park Service -- impact on land and people|