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Nina Nayukok and Mattie Tunik, Part 2
Nina Nayukok, Mattie Tunik

Nina Nayukok (Aŋŋiaġruk) and her daughter, Mattie Tunik (Qavviayaaq), were interviewed on January 23, 1983 by Bill Schneider and Wendy Arundale at Nina's home in Ataqasuk, Alaska to review what Nina said in a previous interview on March 13, 1982 and how it was written up in the Chipp-Ikpikpuk and Meade Rivers Oral History Project final report. Maye Panigeo was the Iñupiaq language translator during the interview. In this second part of a two part interview, Nina and Mattie talk about living in the Chipp-Ikpikpak area, fishing, trapping, getting drinking water from under the ice, collecting wood and oil-soaked sod for fuel, and reindeer herding. (IHLC Tape #00061)

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Archive #: Oral History 87-102-14

Project: Chipp-Ikpikpuk and Meade Rivers Project Jukebox
Date of Interview: Jan 23, 1983
Narrator(s): Nina Nayukok, Mattie Tunik
Interviewer(s): Bill Schneider, Wendy Arundale
People Present: Maye Panigeo
Location of Interview:
Funding Partners:
North Slope Borough, Iñupiat History, Language and Culture Commission
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1) Fishing equipment, technique, and location.

2) Mattie talks about growing up in the Imaġruaq area, and working for reindeer herders.

3) Mattie talks about travel and life after her marriage to Clayborne Tunik.

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Section 1: fishing\ handle - allasaun\ line - ipiutaq\ hook - niksik\ lure - kaviksauraq\ Atqasupiaq\ Tikiġluk\ Tuvalurraq - Tupaaġruk\ fishing - favorable conditions\ fishing - technique\ fishing - season|

Section 2: Tunik, Mattie\ travel\ trapping\ fuel - pitch\ fuel - wood\ Pitch Point\ Cape Simpson\ Akiqpak\ activities - housework\ fishing\ fishing - nets\ ice - drinking water\ ice cellars\ reindeer - herding\ Brower, Sr., Charles\ work - housekeeping\ work - for herders\ Alaqtaq|

Section 3: Tunik, Mattie\ Tunik, Clayborne\ Barrow\ reindeer - herding\ reindeer - herds\ Hopson, Alfred - herd 4\ Panigeo - herd\ Taaqpak - herd 2\ work - Alaqtaq\ work - Tikiġluk\ marriage - 1942|