Barrow’s Mayor Responds to NY Times Article

Edward Itta, the current mayor of Barrow, AK, and captain of a whaling crew, has responded in the Alaska Dispatch to the story posted a week ago in the New York Times. A blog on that story was posted here on October 19.

Residents of Barrow are sensitive to how their culture is portrayed, especially if that portrayal is going to be the only information those readers will ever receive. The depiction also has the potential to have an impact when subsistence hunting quotas are brought up for review with the IWC.

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