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Whales Revered as Center of Alaska Inupiat Life

Everything about the city of Barrow, Alaska, is special. The northern-most city in the U.S., it is home to indigenous carvers, fishermen, researchers and teachers doing their best to preserve the native Inupiaq language. But at the center of Inupiat culture is the whale: It is its food, its symbol, and its soul. Natasha Mozgovaya set off to Alaska to see what life is like in this frozen place. Anna Rice narrates her story.

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