Our whaling crew was blessed with a whale this past Wednesday, September 30. A female whale, 336.  We butchered the whale on Wednesday, and on Thursday we cooked all day and served the community at night.

We lost several family members this past year, and we thought of them during this time, knowing they were celebrating with us. Healing, celebrating, working hard and feasting.

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After the whale gave itself Ben Roy Sage, Ernest Nageak and Joseph Sage.jpg

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Akootchook Crew Fall 2009

 

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Z036 is a picture of Co-captain Joseph Sage of the Akootchook Whaling Crew and his sister Lisa Gerke, hugging and crying. It was an amazing day! J

 

 

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