Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Subsistence-Whaling-in-Alaska-27MZIFVPET9R.htmlConceptually similarSubsistence Whaling in AlaskaGP04CR3Completed★★★★Subsistence Whaling in AlaskaGP04CR4Completed★★★★Subsistence Whaling in AlaskaGP04CR6Completed★★★★Subsistence Whaling in AlaskaGP04CR7Completed★★★★Subsistence Whaling in AlaskaGP04CR8Completed★★★★Subsistence Whaling in AlaskaGP04CR9Completed★★★★Subsistence Whaling in AlaskaGP04CRACompleted★★★★Subsistence Whaling in AlaskaGP04CRNCompleted★★★★Subsistence Whaling in AlaskaGP04CRPCompleted★★★★View AllGP04CQXSubsistence Whaling in AlaskaThe Brower crew start to butcher the second bowhead whale caught in the Inupiat autumn whale hunt using the same methods as their ancestors have done for thousands of years. Teams of people swiftly drag large chunks of the animal into different piles. From the belly button back to the tail is often called the captains share or community share. This section will be stored by the whaling captain who caught the animal to feed the community in a traditional large feast in June. Whaling Captain Lewis Brower believes opposing the offshore plans will only exclude the Inupiat people when drilling finally happens. "I believe it is important to have a seat at the table," says Brower.Locations:Alaska-Arctic-Arctic Coastal Plain-Barrow (Alaska)-North America-United States of AmericaDate:9 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 (email@example.com) for any other external licensing or sales.Keywords:Autumn-Community gatherings-Death-Food-Hunting (activity)-Inupiat-KWCI (GPI)-Local population-Night-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.