The Tuyurmiat Referred to Themselves According to Where they Were From
The Tuyurmiat referred to themselves according to where they were from, as Lily Lipscombe explains:
[My father] was a Sigliq and he was from here (Yukon coast) but he always liked to specify that he was from Tikiraq (Kay Point), not from Qikiqtaruk (Herschel Island), always specify because that’s where his mom always was. He never really liked to say that he was from Qikiqtaruk, that’s where his dad was from. There was two places, there was Qikiqtaruk and there was Tikiraq. She was from Tikiraq and he was from Qikiqtaruk. (1191-25A:3)
Excerpt from Nagy, Murielle Ida. 1994:27. Yukon North Slope Inuvialuit Oral History. Yukon Tourism, Heritage Branch.
Photo Source: Nagy, Murielle Ida. 1994:4. Yukon North Slope Inuvialuit Oral History. Yukon Tourism, Heritage Branch.