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Whaling commission renews subsistence limits for Alaska Natives
Whaling commission renews subsistence limits for Alaska Natives (July 3, 2012)

The International Whaling Commission has renewed hunting quotas for Alaska Natives. Alaska Natives will be able to land as many as 336 bowhead whales from 2013 to 2018. The extension...


New environmental study being drafted on Makah Tribe whaling
New environmental study being drafted on Makah Tribe whaling (May 23, 2012)

The Obama administration is preparing a new environmental impact statement on a whale hunt for the Makah Tribe of Washington. The 1855 Treaty of Neah Bay guarantees the tribe's right...


Review: A positive story, and Alaska Natives, in 'Big Miracle'
Review: A positive story, and Alaska Natives, in 'Big Miracle' (February 3, 2012)

"Who wouldn’t want to save the whales? Maybe an oilman, more interested in drilling rights than in wildlife. Or Inupiat Eskimos, whose close relationship to whales includes hunting them. Or...


Michelle Sparck: An Alaska Native's review of 'Big Miracle'
Michelle Sparck: An Alaska Native's review of 'Big Miracle' (January 27, 2012)

"Michelle Sparck of Bethel was a high school freshman when the rescue of three gray whales near Barrow became a worldwide spectacle. Now her home state, not to mention several...


Crews from Alaska Native village land three whales in week
Crews from Alaska Native village land three whales in week (May 3, 2011)

Photo Courtesy Kinneeveauk Family / Anchorage Daily News Whaling crews from the Alaska Native village of Point Hope landed three whales within a week's time, The Anchorage Daily News...