BY SIDNEY STEPHENS
In the winter in Selawik, if it's clear and cold, -20° or -30°F, maybe there are a few clouds but it's nice and calm. The wind isn't supposed to blow now. If the wind starts to blow when it's not supposed to, people gathered maybe in the store will say "ooo, cold". In Iñupiat they say qiunaurauqtuq which means he's beckoning the storm. You know it will be stormyblowing, drifting snow. It makes you decide to stay home. Animals will stay home too. This is very reliable.
Jonas Ramoth, Iñupiaq Elder
|PUBLISHED BY THE ALASKA SCIENCE CONSORTIUM AND THE ALASKA RURAL SYSTEMIC INITIATIVE