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Thu Oct 19, 2017, 10:45 AM

Youth keynote speaker addresses whale hunting, online harassment


The 34th Annual Elders and Youth Conference kicked off at the Dena’ina Center on Monday. Gambell teenager Chris Apassingok gave the youth keynote address to a packed house, talking about his experience as a hunter on St. Lawrence Island and landing a whale earlier this year.

“It was super exciting. I felt happy that I'm going to feed a lot of people,” Apassingok said.What the 17-year-old didn’t know is that his story of killing a bowhead whale would soon be shared around the world and not everyone understood the Alaskan way of life.

Conservationist Paul Watson attacked Apassingok online, calling him a murderer in a now deleted post.

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Thu Oct 19, 2017, 11:39 AM

1. Really?

This guy is a problem....

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