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Old 12-24-2011, 02:12 PM
 
Location: At the end of the road
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Actually it is also S-A-N-T-A (like B-I-N-G-O) and We Wish You a Merry Christmas in both English and Inupiaq. The elementary students performed it at the school's holiday program. You can probably figure out which two are my kids.

Merry Christmas Everyone!

http://youtu.be/jo8Nhj6AurE

Last edited by Lunabell; 12-24-2011 at 02:20 PM.. Reason: cause I cannot use correct grammar today!
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Old 12-24-2011, 02:17 PM
 
Location: At the end of the road
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Sorry-I don't know how to imbed it, or I would have.
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Old 12-24-2011, 02:17 PM
 
Location: on top of a mountain
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hahaha they are adorable! yup sure can tell which two are yours!
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Old 12-24-2011, 02:18 PM
 
Location: southern california
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merry christmas.
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Old 12-24-2011, 02:24 PM
 
Location: SW Missouri
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I guess I am the only one who really appreciates the irony of making people sing a song in a language spoken by people who never heard of Christmas until some anglo-American white "missionary" introduced them to the concept.

I wonder if there are similar festivities for the beginning of seal hunting season? I'm thinking probably not.

20yrsinBranson
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Old 12-24-2011, 02:37 PM
 
Location: on top of a mountain
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I guess I am the only one who really appreciates the irony of making people sing a song in a language spoken by people who never heard of Christmas until some anglo-American white "missionary" introduced them to the concept.

I wonder if there are similar festivities for the beginning of seal hunting season? I'm thinking probably not.

20yrsinBranson
there are many of us...we just don't mention it much!
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Old 12-24-2011, 02:44 PM
 
Location: Anchorage, Alaska
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I guess I am the only one who really appreciates the irony of making people sing a song in a language spoken by people who never heard of Christmas until some anglo-American white "missionary" introduced them to the concept.

I wonder if there are similar festivities for the beginning of seal hunting season? I'm thinking probably not.

20yrsinBranson
There are plenty around the end of whale hunting season though. Just enjoy the post and song without making an issue of it.
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Old 12-24-2011, 02:45 PM
 
Location: At the end of the road
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I guess I am the only one who really appreciates the irony of making people sing a song in a language spoken by people who never heard of Christmas until some anglo-American white "missionary" introduced them to the concept.

I wonder if there are similar festivities for the beginning of seal hunting season? I'm thinking probably not.

20yrsinBranson
First...no one was "made" to sing, it was optional. Secondly...however Christianity made its way to the Inupiat, it is now the dominant religion. The school even had complaints that the school program was not religiously based (which, of course, is not the school's role).
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Old 12-24-2011, 02:47 PM
 
Location: SW Missouri
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There are plenty around the end of whale hunting season though. Just enjoy the post and song without making an issue of it.
it makes me very happy to hear that, Wynternight. I also found a wonderful video on youtube about this topic. What a wonderful teacher and fantastic culture.


Mary Huntington on Inupiaq language - YouTube

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Old 12-24-2011, 03:53 PM
 
Location: Over the Rainbow...
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Actually it is also S-A-N-T-A (like B-I-N-G-O) and We Wish You a Merry Christmas in both English and Inupiaq. The elementary students performed it at the school's holiday program. You can probably figure out which two are my kids.

Merry Christmas Everyone!

We Wish You a Merry Christmas English/Inupiaq - YouTube
That is darling!
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