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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