In Kotzebue, as temperatures and ice become increasingly unpredictable, hunters worry their children and grandchildren will no longer be able to participate in the traditional seal hunt.
Photographer Katie Orlinsky and I did a big trip in June, visiting Kotzebue and Point Hope, looking at the ways climate change is impacting subsistence foods. Here are some iPhone pictures from Kotzebue, where we were reporting for National Geographic News about the short bearded seal season.
Spend a long weekend writing about food this summer with New York Times food writer Kim Severson in the rustic luxury of Alaska’s Tutka Bay Lodge .
What do they eat in Point Hope? Here’s a peek at what’s on the plate during the spring whaling feast in one of America’s most northern communities.