PART I: When a caribou herd wandered close to Point Hope in summer 2008, hunters pursued the animals as they have for generations. But something went wrong. Caribou were killed and left to rot. (Published Oct. 21, 2009)
PART II: The state has built cases against eight Point Hope hunters for wasting caribou meat. But the laws the men allegedly broke float across a cultural divide that shapes interpretations. (Published Oct. 22, 2009)
by Stephen Conn
To view the Point Hope caribou case from the village perspective, you would have to be on the receiving end of American policy and appreciate that as the context. For Point Hopers, it is a rich one.