The Makah Tribe is one step closer to resuming whale hunts, decades after their last grey whale harvest. After numerous legal challenges, a federal judge how recommends the tribe be allowed the practice that is at the heart of their cultural and spiritual identity. Their last hunt—after grey whales were removed from the endangered species list—was marred by protests, active interference and even death threats against members of the tribe. We’ll learn the cultural importance behind whale hunting and discuss the prospect it will begin again.
Timothy Greene (Makah) – chairman of the Makah Tribe
Patrick DePoe (Makah) – vice chairman of the Makah Tribe
Break 1 music: Ocean Prayer (Version A) (song) Pamyua (artist) Side A/Side B (album)
Break 2 music: Raven’s First Dance (song) Khu.éex’ (artist) Heen (album)