CapSeeds - Arctic

June 25, 2015

“After four days of preparation and direct assistance at the homes of Whaling Captains Arey Crew and Panigeo Crew, we bundled up with a few more layers in anticipation of 39 degree, 15 mph wind and 30 percent chance of precipitation weather for a long day of Nalukataq service. Whaling captains that caught whale sponsor a Nalukataq either alone or in combination with other successful whaling captains. They serve the entire community, elders and visitors,” explained Erin, a guest blogger and a camper at Alaska Native Culture Camp, currently a ninth-grader at Barrow High School.

Made from several bearded seal skins sewn together by a few women who know how to sew and repair this special coverlet, the blanket toss is a favorite part of Nalukataq festivities.”

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