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Allford: Why do we love leather and hate seal skin?

The tunic looked like something Kate Moss would throw on over black leggings with Beatle boots. It was black, with wide three quarter length sleeves and a smattering of hot pink polka dots the size of salad plates. 765 more words


National Post View: Keep taxpayers off the hakapik

Ever since French actress Brigitte Bardot first cradled a whitecoat pup in 1977, Canada’s seal hunt has been struggling for survival. Animal rights activists successfully turned public opinion against the hunt – and governments bowed under pressure. 618 more words

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Chapter Eleven The Rolling Competition




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Chapter One Reaching Illorsuit; Chapter Two Daily Life in the Village  —  Subsistence and such; Chapter Three Daily Life in the Village  —  Social Life; Chapter Four Ikerasak Village and Uummannaq Town; Chapter Five Building the Kayaks; Chapter Six Variations in Kayak Design; Chapter Seven Skinning the Kayaks; Chapter Eight The Hunting Equipment; Chapter Nine The Hunting Trip to Umiamako; Chapter Ten The Kayak Race in the Village Bay; Chapter Eleven The Rolling Competition; Chapter Twelve Re-encounters with the Kayak; Some Final Thoughts… 4,912 more words

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'Nail in coffin for Norwegian seal hunting' : Govt cuts subsidies

October 27th, 2014. Norway has cut a 12 million kroner ($1.8 million) subsidy for seal hunting from next year’s budget. Environmentalists have applauded the move. Some businesses say it is putting an end to a historical and eco-friendly practice. 440 more words

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Seal Hunting and More Illogical Celebrity Commentary

I know it’s been three days since I first got wind of this kerfuffle, but I had to say something about it, and now was the chance I had to. 930 more words

Inuit stories offered clues to fate of Franklin's crew

Of all the clues in the search for the lost ships of the Franklin expedition none has perhaps been so enticing, or as helpful, as the stories — oral history preserved by the Inuit of chance encounters, apparently with survivors of the ill-fated vessels. 711 more words

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Save (most of) the whales: Greenpeace now supports Inuit hunting, but Native groups still wary

On Aug. 3, six boats carrying hunters from Clyde River, Nunavut, converged on a pregnant bowhead whale and, in a dramatic 90-minute struggle that saw explosions, a flurry of harpoon thrusts and the loss of one of the boats, the 60-foot-long animal was brought to heel. 1,242 more words