Eskimo Walrus Commission represents Alaska’s coastal walrus hunting communities in the co-management of the Pacific walrus population. Walrus is an essential cultural, natural, and subsistence resource to St. Lawrence Island Yupik, Central Yup’ik, and Inupiaq people
ESKIMO WALRUS COMMISSION:
To protect the Pacific walrus population
Walrus is a primary food resource for Alaska Natives and provides materials to produce skin boats, drums, tools, and ivory and bone handicrafts and artwork.
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“I contend that we must come together as the Alaska Native community and set a long-term goal of getting our inherent right to a subsistence lifestyle reinstated unequivocally. This will involve looking at this matter as a matter of the heart and committing to taking however long it will take to achieve this goal, even if it takes beyond our lifetime to get there.”
-Matthew Iya, 1993, In Memoriam EWC Founder