The Nalukataq Feast

The Nalukataq feast is held in the beginning of summer, and it's a celebration of last Fall's whaling.  The whaling captains pass out muktuk (whale blubber) and mikyuk (whale meat) to each family.  Then the whaling captains stand behind the lean-to, and throw candy over to the kids.

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The feast and the lean-to

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Zak found something to eat that he likes (he didn't care for the muktuk)

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A bag of muktuk

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Tam and the kids

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That entire tarp was covered in muktuk...

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Hannah getting candy

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Hannah eating candy

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Tam and Zak getting candy

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Tam eating candy

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George Akootchook pointing out candy to Hannah


Everyone tried the muktuk (including Caleb), but we just couldn't bring ourselves to like it.  They sent us home a bag of it anyway.

They also sent home some whale meat; that's not so bad.

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