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Teller Alaska!!!
15 Apr 2010
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My traditional Inupiaq name is Okleasik, but everyone knows me as Kathleen or Katie. I come from Teller, Alaska, which is located on the Seward Peninsula. Teller's terrian consists of what seems like never ending tunda inland and rocky towards sea. Every summer you can either smell the salty breeze or fresh tundra smell. The town has an estimated population of 250-275 residents. There are about 100-110 buildings, but of the bulidngs about 70ish are residental housing. It's somewhat hard on living space due to the overload of residents living in each home. A large percent of the population are Alaska Native belonging to the group know as Inupiaq Eskimos. Teller is a large subsistance hunting town and rich in certain aspects of our native culture like Native Dance, Food, and Hunting. If you have any questions, comment me! =)

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Whitney Kimball Coe Fri, 16 Apr 2010 3:10am

Kathleen, this is a wonderful postcard--very descriptive!  I look forward to hearing more about your community at the conference next week.  

Thanks for posting,

Whitney Kimball Coe

Caitlin Haugh Fri, 16 Apr 2010 9:56am

Hi Katie,

I'm Caitlin.  I used to live in Yakutat, Alaska when I was little.  I'm looking forward to meeting you in Santa Fe.

Caitlin Haugh

Challis, Idaho

Caitlin Haugh Fri, 16 Apr 2010 9:56am

Hi Katie,

I'm Caitlin.  I used to live in Yakutat, Alaska when I was little.  I'm looking forward to meeting you in Santa Fe.

Caitlin Haugh

Challis, Idaho