Listen to an Alaska Native professional talk about subsistence living and its cultural importance in this audio segment adapted from Raven Radion/KCAW. Taqulik Hepa, the deputy director of the Department of Wildlife Management for the North Slope Borough and an active subsistence hunter, shares her personal experiences and thoughts about the Alaska Native culture. She also explains how she studies the subsistence hunting patterns of Alaska Native peoples to help with resource management. Biologist Robert Suydam explains the value and challenges of merging traditional data with Western scientific data.
This media asset was adapted from Common Knowledge: "Taqulik Hepa" by Raven Radio/KCAW .