Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Subsistence-Whaling-in-Alaska-27MZIFVPB2R8.htmlConceptually similarSubsistence Whaling in AlaskaGP04CR0Completed★★★★Subsistence Whaling in AlaskaGP04CRMCompleted★★★★Subsistence Whaling in AlaskaGP04CR5Completed★★★★Subsistence Whaling in AlaskaGP04CRTCompleted★★★★Biologist Examines Whale in AlaskaGP04CRJCompleted★★★★Biologist Examines Whale in AlaskaGP04CQWCompleted★★★★Subsitence whaling and offshore oilGP04CQSCompleted★★★★Subsistence Whaling in AlaskaGP04CQXCompleted★★★★Subsistence Whaling in AlaskaGP04CR3Completed★★★★View AllGP04CRKSubsistence Whaling in AlaskaThe Aiken crew butcher their nine metre, four year old, whale, caught during the Inupiat autumn whale hunt. “Ten years ago all people were against offshore drilling. Now it is different, but the majority are still saying no,” says captain Johnny Aiken, executive director of AEWC (Alaska Eskimo Whaling commission). Royal Dutch Shell's plans to drill offshore in the Alaskan Arctic in 2012 has caused a split among the native communities who have traditionally hunted whales for subsistence. Alaska's Arctic people now stand at a crossroads between continued benefits from oil industry generated revenues and protecting the marine environment they have depended on for thousands of years.Locations:Alaska-Arctic-Arctic Coastal Plain-Barrow (Alaska)-North America-United States of AmericaDate:8 Oct, 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:Autumn-Community gatherings-Day-Death-Food-Hunting (activity)-Inupiat-KWCI (GPI)-Local population-Outdoors-Save the Arctic (campaign title)-Whale meat-Whalers-WhalingShoot: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.