"People of the Seal' explores the centuries-old connection between the northern fur seal and the
Unangan natives of Alaska's Pribilof and Aleutian Islands in the middle of the Bering Sea.
Aquilina Lestenkof traces five generations of her own family's history in this remote part of the
world, weaving together native, Russian and American cultural threads. At the heart of the story
are the fur seals. Like the Unangan, the fur seals are struggling to survive. As Aquilina says, "if
they're not here, then we won't be either."