Growing up on N. Bliss, still in grade school, Hank played basketball in the driveway with the hoop his dad built, back before his dad went to prison.
What do they eat in Point Hope? Here’s a peek at what’s on the plate during the spring whaling feast in one of America’s most northern communities.
The 900 people who live here hold on to a ritual that dates back 2,000 years: the spring hunt for the bowhead whale. This year, the village took three.
Today we have a story about climate change, hunting and eating bowhead whale in The Guardian, an international newspaper based in England. It’s the second part in our project on climate change, hunting and traditional foods, funded by the Pulitzer Center for Crisis Reporting.
Akutaq is made many ways in Alaska. In Point Hope, it starts with hot, rendered caribou fat that must be mixed by hand. It’s pretty amazing to watch how it changes.