TRUE ALASKAN INDIVIDUALIST

Posted by | March 27, 2015 | Uncategorized | No Comments

Meet Aklaq Begay. An Alaskan-American Inuit native. The other weekend we dove into the morass of Alaskan-based reality TV series. We stopped counting (and watching) at 20. Choices range from transportation (“Ice Road Truckers,” “Alaskan Railroad,” “Flying Alaska”) to real estate (“Buying Alaska,” “Building Wild”) to animals (“Wild Alaska”) to people (“Life Below Zero”) to a half-dozen specifically related to gold miners and one based around a gun shop owner and his family. The 2010 census listed the population of Alaska as 736,431. So as near as we could determine, Ms. Begay is the only Alaskan who’s not starring in her own TV show. Are you quick to imitate a competitor—or do you find your own path?