Traditional whale hunt in Chukotka, Russia photo © Andrey Shapran used with post about Yuri Rytkheu

Whale hunting remains part of traditional life across the circumpolar North. Traditional use of skin boats in some places has transitioned to aluminum boats, or both are used under different circumstances. Changing climate plays a role in changing strategies for the harvest.

This photo was taken in Chukotka, Russia. Photo is © Andrey Shapran and is used by permission as part of the blog post about the written works of Yuri Rytkheu, Indigenous Chukchi author.

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