(Spring Whaling Celebration)
By Mary Anniagruk Sage
Photos by Mary Anniagruk Sage
Brenton Rexford - Atkaan Whaling Crew member Brenton Rexford celebrates the successful whaling season in true Inupiaq style - jumping on the seal skin taken from their umiaq (skin boat).
Nalukataq was dedicated to the elder Warren Neakok and his late wife, Dorcas. In his late eighties, Warren was brought to Nalukataq by his family and enjoyed the afternoon.
Atkaan Crew - The Atkaan Whaling Crew of Point Lay with Captain Julius Rexford Sr.
Warren Neakok and family - Point Lay elder Warren Neakok is surrounded by his children. The last time the village harvested a whale, Warren was 15 years old.
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