Tales Of The Inuit People

On Aug. 3, six boats carrying hunters from Clyde River, Nunavut, converged on a pregnant bowhead whale and, in a dramatic 90-minute struggle that saw explosions, a flurry of harpoon thrusts and the loss of one of the boats, the 60-foot-long animal was brought to heel.

It was the community’s first whale hunt in more than 100 years, and exuberant locals were still peeling muktuk (fatty skin) off the whale’s hulking carcass when congratulations flowed in from one of the most unlikely sources imaginable: Greenpeace.

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