Aġġak and Family
Aġġak and his wife with some of their children. These are Paul Matumeak's parents. Rex recalls how his mother, Laura Ahvakana (Iñuŋniiḷaq), gave extra mother's milk to this woman to help feed her many children.
Listen to Rex Ahvakana talk about the photo.
Listen to Frances Mongoyak say the Iñupiaq photo caption: Aġġak, tuvaaqqatiŋalu miqłiqtuŋiḷu. Matumeam aŋayuqaaŋik. Aviugan itqaġuuruq Aakaŋa Iñuŋniiḷaq Ahvakanam immugnik aitchuisuuruaq aġnamun taaptumuŋa niġitquvlugich miqłiqtusalaŋi.