Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/People-of-Point-Hope-in-Alaska-27MZIFVAVZFG.htmlConceptually similarWhale Blubber Delicacy in AlaskaGP04BQMCompleted★★★★Inupiat Whaling Drawing in AlaskaGP04BQ6Completed★★★★Inupiat Traditional Mask in AlaskaGP04BQNCompleted★★★★Inupiat Traditional Mask in AlaskaGP04BQOCompleted★★★★Point Hope Cemetery in AlaskaGP046BGCompleted★★★★Point Hope Cemetery in AlaskaGP046BHCompleted★★★★Point Hope Cemetery in AlaskaGP046BICompleted★★★★Point Hope Cemetery in AlaskaGP046BJCompleted★★★★Ancient Graves in AlaskaGP04BQVCompleted★★★★View AllGP04BR4People of Point Hope in AlaskaSteve Oomittuk inside his aunt's traditional 'Saad' house made from bowhead whale bones in Point Hope, Alaska. The house lies out by the point where the old site of the settlement used to be. Oomittuk's relative lived here into her 70s until she was forced to move 1975 when she required a wheelchair. “Some still believe the Eskimo people live in saad houses, but much has changed,” adds Steve.Locations:Alaska-Arctic-Point HopeDate:16 Sep, 2011Credit:© Rose Sjölander / 70°Maximum size:5616px X 3744pxRestrictions:Ok for Greenpeace use and for approved external Greenpeace campaign related use. Contact the photographer directly or Greenpeace UK (firstname.lastname@example.org) for any other external licensing or sales.Keywords:Bones-Bowhead whales-Houses-Indoors-Inupiat-KWCI (GPI)-Local population-Men-One person-People-Save the Arctic (campaign title)-TraditionsShoot:70° North - Arctic Documentation70° North is a multimedia project documenting the impact of climate change and resources exploration in the Arctic.Shell's plans to drill offshore in the Alaskan Arctic in 2012 has divided the native communities who now stand at a crossroads between continued benefits from industry generated revenues and protecting the marine environment they have depended on for thousands of years. Shell's proposed offshore drill site is in the path of the bowhead whale's migration route. Many Inupiat hunters are concerned about Shell's lack of spill response capabilities if licenses are granted to drill offshore in the Arctic's Beaufort and Chukchi seasGreenpeace is campaigning for a global sanctuary to be declared around the uninhabited area of the North Pole to save the Arctic from attempts by oil companies to exploit the region’s resources for short term profit.