St. Lawrence Island Elder Started Studying Climate Change Independently

Leonard Apangalook and his family on Saint Lawrence Island. Photo courtesy of Pamela Apangalook.
Photo courtesy of Pamela Apangalook

In the annals of climate change, there’s a story that stands out. It’s about a hobby that created a scientific legacy.  Leonard Apangalook has a masters in the traditional ways of his ancestors on the Bering Sea’s remote Saint Lawrence Island.  He like other Native hunters noticed the climate was changing but he went further. He stared writing his observations down.

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