Well mate, we all know L to often run with an idea and just go with what he knows, although sometimes his sources are a bit sketchy, we do like him here he isn't a bad sort.
Maybe you'd want to point out some of the misconceptions and educate him (we've all done so at one time or another I'm sure, innit L?). I certainly would like to hear more from an actual Inupiaq. I do find your culture very interesting but I admit I know precious little about it other than the general things and I'm sure most of it is a misconception.
And also, welcome to UM!