Alaska Caribou Thread Makers Prepare for Spring WhalingPlay
In northern Alaska, Iñupiaq thread makers carry on the tradition of making thread from caribou tendons. Called "ivalu," the threads are used to sew together whalers' sealskin boats. Ravenna Koenig (@vennkoenig) of Alaska's Energy Desk went to an ivalu workshop and has the report.
This segment aired on March 5, 2019.