New Arrival: Ukiilaneq Aiyauluq Gagnon
Ukiilaneq Aiyauluq Gagnon was born on October 15, 2020 at 2:38 a.m. to Adelaine Marie Ahmasuk and Brett Adam Gagnon on Dena'ina lands in Anchorage, Alaska. He was given his names by his great-grandparents Marie Beans of Mountain Village and Harold Ahmasuk of Wales. Ukiilaneq (Yup’ik name meaning fast feet) was his great-great-grandpa’s name, who was also born on October 15 — 112 years ago! Aiyauluq (Inupiaq name) was his great-great-great grandpa’s name. Ukiilaneq Aiyauluq’s maternal grandparents are Austin Ahmasuk and Maricia Skinna, and his paternal grandparents are Peter and Sherri Gagnon. Welcome to the world Ukiilaneq Aiyauluq Gagnon, your family and community are here for you!