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As the Arctic warms, the Inupiat adapt

4 monthes ago   |   By Grist

This story was originally published by High Country News and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.
Utqiagvik sits at the very tip of the United States, saddled against the Arctic Ocean. The Alaska Native Inupiat are set apart from other Indigenous peoples by their subsistence hunting of the bowhead whale. Even today, this unique, centuries-old practice determines the social structure, reflects community values, and supplements the people's nutrient-rich diet. Nearly all of Utqiagvik's roughly 5,000 residents, the majority of whom are Inupiat, rely on hunting to...
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