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Gene Angnaboogak

Gene Angnaboogak

Gene Angnaboogak is from Wales, Alaska. He grew up living a traditional Iñupiaq lifestyle and learned to hunt on the sea ice from his elders. He continues to hunt bowhead and beluga whales, seals, and walrus for food for himself, his family, and his community. Gene shares his knowledge about sea ice and the arctic environment with scientific researchers, and is an artist who carves ivory.

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