“I graduated in May. I have been helping my dad do tourism for a year and a half now I think. He got me this truck in December for a graduation present. I do tours. I like to watch the bears—I like it, and I am going to get my six pack soon. After I go to the Tribal College in Barrow [Alaska], I am going to come back and work again with my dad, and hopefully after I am done working I am going to go for my six pack (a six-pack captain license).
I grew up partly in Canada. I was six when I moved here. It was difficult at first. I missed family, I couldn’t cope with school. But, I got through it. It’s change, and it’s hard, but it’s change. It feels good. I love this village. My favorite part about this village is whaling and hunting. I love going hunting in the spring. My least favorite part about this village is drama. We have drama—teenage village drama. I get hooked into teenage village drama way too much. [laughs]”– Tori Inglangasak is Inupiaq and lives in Kaktovik, Alaska. Kaktovik has become a popular tourist destination to view polar bears.