Before his story made the Anchorage paper, before the first death threat arrived from across the world, before his elders began to worry and his mother cried over the things she read on Facebook, Chris Apassingok, age 16, caught a whale.
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.