Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Caribou Return to the Seward Peninsula: An Alaska Native Elder's Perspective

For almost the entire 20th century, caribou were largely absent from the Seward Peninsula, changing the way of life of Alaska Natives living in the area.

In 2000, the Western Arctic Herd came onto the peninsula, again changing the way of life of people there; this time sweeping away domestic reindeer herds which wandered away with the caribou.

Alaska Native Elder Jacob Ahwinona tells the story in the Alaska Wildlife News.

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