Charlie Governali and Fabrice Chevreux.
Last Sunday was our day off so a few of us went to the second Nalukataq (Whale Festival) of the year. The Inupiaq Eskimos celebrate their successful whale hunts and during these gatherings they pass out the whale meat, dance, sing, tell stories and have a blanket toss. The blanket is made of several Bearded Seal skins sewn together. Locals gather around and toss people up in the air similar to a trampoline. Here are a few pictures from the festival.
Distributing the whale
Nalukataq Blanket for the Blanket Toss
Fraction of 850 Long-tailed Ducks