As It Happens | Feb 4, 2013 | 5:42

Narwhal Hunt Expansion

There are some places in this country where eating local is not just preferable -- but essential. At more than a thousand kilometres north of the Arctic Circle, the Nunavut hamlet of Grise Fiord is the most northerly place you can live in Canada. Residents of the community are celebrating newly-expanded hunting rights concerning the unicorn-tusked whale, the narwhal. Jaypetee Akeeagok is narwhal hunter, and chair of the local Hunters and Trappers Organization.

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