Photo credit: Joseph Napaaqtuq Sage
Andrew Akootchook Sage
is only four years old, but his age doesn't keep him from helping his
Inupiat people. Andrew is helping
the Akootchook Whaling Crew by making sure
the whale skin is properly oiled. While other crew members fit the cover
to the boat frame, Andrew keeps the whale skin moist by rubbing it with
a piece of seal fat.
Andrew’s aaka (grandmother) is local skin sewing expert Priscilla Sage.
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