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Joseph "Joe" Akpik

Joseph "Joe" Akpik (Aqsiataaq) was born in 1926 to Greta and Walter Akpik, Sr. in Atqasuk, Alaska. He grew up living a traditional subsistence lifestyle hunting, fishing and trapping inland at various seasonal camps along the Meade River. Iñupiaq was his first language and he grew up speaking it at home. In 1983, he was the Iñupiaq to English language translator during some interviews with his father as part of the Chipp-Ikpikpuk and Meade Rivers Oral History Project. Joe Akpik passed away in 1996 at age 70.

Date of Birth:
Jul 4, 1926
Date of Death:
Oct 11, 1996
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