By Claudia Cheung
With the recent lockdown, many small businesses forced-closed their doors by law.
And with the holidays approaching, there isn’t a better time to support local businesses than now.
By Oliver O'Brien
According to National Park Service in Northern Alaska, Indigenous people and caribou have been in a close relationship for at least 11,000 years. Caribou is an animal similar to reindeer, and are of the same species. Caribou have been vitally important for the survival of all Indigenous people, especially Nunamiut people who are semi-nomadic inland Iñupiat – native Alaskan people (see above image). Nunamiut people and other Indigenous communities have relied on caribou for food, clothing, and shelter. In commemoration of the National Indigenous History Month, VIBE outlines FIVE ways in which Nunamiut and Indigenous people survived with caribou as a source of food, clothing, and shelter.