First let me teach you an Eskimo word. Kivit. (KIV-it) It mean's to pout, and pout HARD.
That's me. I'm kiviting right now. Instead of being out in a boat with my husband hunting the 150-200 beluga spotted off the sound, I'm at home blogging about the last time we caught beluga.
Why? Because of this funny little law stating that my non-native (read: WHITE) husband can not hunt marine mammals. Seals, Beluga, Bowhead, Walrus, none of it. He can't be in the boat to drive it, shoot at, or pretty much put a band-aid on me if I get a scope burn.
And that's really hard for him. I understand the reasoning behind it. But when you marry a native, this law should be null and void.
Hopefully my uncles will remember that one time I babysat for them so they could go out with their honey's and make more babies for me to babysit. And they'll get me one.
Yes, our town is all in a tizzy. Have you ever lived in a place where when you're standing in line at ACE hardware trying to pay for your fuel and your cousin comes in, rushes behind the counter, grabs two boxes of 7mm shells and yells at the cashier, "I'll come back and pay you!" And leaves? Cause I do.
I live in a place where we leave our doors unlocked, we keep the keys in our vehicles, and when someone comes into your home that you don't know, before asking who they are, you feed them something.
And hopefully I live in a place that when you marry a white guy, you shoot an extra beluga for your awesome niece who will PAY for your gas next time cause she's itching for some fresh white muktuk!
This was the cover shot in most Alaska Newspapers in July 2007
Cause man, if I don't live in a place like that, then my uncles won't live in a place where their niece babysits for free anymore, and where they have to buy their own groceries when they have to go hunting, rather than letting their awesome niece spend $250 for their weeks at fish camp!
*Oh, so my husband just came in from flying, and said that the beluga pod is over by cape blossom, near Riley Wreck, coming at us. (now don't forget about us!)