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Whale catch means survival in Barrow

...Barrow, it all begins with a euphoric voice over a crackling radio: "Hey, hey, hey!"The signal from an Inupiat whaling captain in a tiny boat on the grey waters of the Chukchi Sea is heard in nearly every home of this frozen town as far north...
Iraq means unique hardships for Eskimos

...whaling trip about 10 years ago when a polar bear came within about 30 feet. Brown was about to grab his gun when the whaling captain told him to relax. "He said, 'Don't show no fear, don't be scared. They're like dogs, they pick up your...
Rosetta Stone produces Inupiaq language software

...the North Slope Inupiaq dialect ships, one of the voices users will hear is the rich, slow timbre of former Barrow whaling captain and Inupiaq language professor James Nageak. Nageak, 70, now lives in Anaktuvuk Pass, where he auditioned for...
Eskimos turn to supersonic grenade for killing whales

...said Eugene Brower, a Barrow whaling captain who chairs the Alaska Eskimo...program. Brower trains Native whaling captains to handle a harpoon-launched...30 of Alaska's 160 Native whaling captains have completed a training and...
Barrow to host Kivgiq dance celebration

...Ahmaogak said the event will coincide with the annual meeting of the Alaska Eskimo Whaling Commission. The mayor, a whaling captain, said it's a good time for Kivgiq. "Our negotiations with the International Whaling Commission were successful...
Juneau Empire Story Archive in Barrow, surrounded by framed covers of magazines touting the company's success and pictures of proud whaling captains out on the Arctic ice. ``Our directors want to become a billion-dollar corporation by 2001 and we'll probably...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...recreate conversations between DuBois and Inupiat whaling captain Deano Olemaun. Vast passages of dialogue are straight...material, including interviews with four Inupiat whaling captains. Cast member Andrew MacLean, a professionally trained...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...ritual, northern Alaskan Eskimo whaling captains brave frigid waters, ice floes...inserted a tax break for the whaling captains in the draft of the tax bill...dilemma. By custom, Eskimo whaling captains engage in a communal event...
Panel approves whaling quotas for Alaska Natives

...and successful harvests prompt village celebrations where the meat is cut up and distributed. Isaac Nukapigak, a whaling captain from the village of Nuiqsut, said he was surprised at the friendly support expressed by so many nations, which showed...
State Briefs

...celebration ANCHORAGE - Hundreds of people are gathering in Barrow for an Inupiaq celebration hosted by the area's whaling captains. The three-day messenger feast celebration on Alaska's northern coast includes dancing, storytelling, games...


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