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u·mi·ak

also oo·mi·ak  (o͞o′mē-ăk′)
n.
A large open boat used by Yupik and Inuit people, made of skins stretched on a wooden frame, usually propelled by paddles.

[Inuit umiaq.]

umiak

(ˈuːmɪˌæk) or

oomiak

n
(Nautical Terms) a large open boat made of stretched skins, used by Inuit. Compare kayak
[C18: from Greenland Inuktitut: boat for the use of women]

u•mi•ak

(ˈu miˌæk)

n.
an open wooden boat covered with skins, used esp. by Eskimos to transport goods and passengers.
[1760–70; < Inuit umiaq women's boat]
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Notes: a pre-bid conference will be conducted at the offices of umiaq design & municipal services, llc at 6700 arctic spur road, anchorage, alaska or at the north slope borough, cipm office, 1689 okpik street, barrow, alaska, or may join in telephonically on september 19, 2017 at 10:00 a.
UMIAQ Environmental LLC has been certified as a participant in the US Small Business Administration's (SBA) 8(a) Business Development Program.
Assistance with planning and fieldwork was provided by the employees of UMIAQ, a subsidiary of the Ukpeagvik Inupiat Corporation based in Barrow, AK, including John Quincy Adams, William Aguvluk, Jonas Ahsoak, Pricilla Ahsoak, Payuq Ahsogeak, Richard Bodfish, Jens Hopson, Riley Kaleak Jr.
An acrostic of seven key words (inuksuk, nanuq, umiaq, kamik, siku, umimmat, kunik) introduces readers to aspects of Inuit culture, language and traditions.
The financial support paid to Arctic Umiaq Line, paid by the Greenlandic home rule, should be transferred to Gronlandsfly and other airlines to ensure cheaper air fares, according to Per Rosing-Petersen, a member of the traffic committee in the Greenlandic Assembly.
A Mandatory pre-bid conference will be held at the offices of UMIAQ Design & Municipal Services, LLC at 6700 Arctic Spur Road, Anchorage, Alaska at 10:00 am local time on June 08, 2017.
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The whale itself is partially out of the frame, and is drawn quite small in relation to the umiaq.
Transport Nanuk, an eastern Arctic shipping joint venture between NWC and Logistecs Corporation, announced a strategic alliance with Nunavut Umiaq Corporation (NUC), an Inuit birthright controlled corporation.
Notes: a mandatory pre-bid conference will be conducted at the offices of umiaq design & municipal services, llc at 6700 arctic spur road, anchorage, alaska on october 12, 2016 at 10:00 am.
He got into the program in 2012 and, after just more than three years, is fully certified and working for UMIAQ.
Although this area, known as the eastern shore of Peary Land, has yet to be thoroughly surveyed, it produced some striking finds, including an umiaq from Kolnaes Beach Terrace.