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Whale blubber and skin, eaten as food.

[Inuit maktak.]
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(Cookery) Canadian the thin outer skin of the beluga, used as food
[from Inuktitut]
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(117) In contrast, the Alaska Constitution did not directly address the cultural diversity of the territory, and an effort by delegate Muktuk Marston to include a state land grant to Alaska Natives was defeated.
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Some of her adventures include spending several years as a paleontological artist, CGI-animating a couple of museum films, constructing a 16-ft long dinosaur puppet called Snaps, eating tasty muktuk, snow-machining on the Chukchi Sea and meeting a polar bear.
This approach assumes there is no specific preference for any particular animal part (e.g., beluga muktuk [skin]).
Caribou, muktuk, and other traditional Inupiat foods are often preferred instead of more common camp food such as steak and hamburgers.
They cut big slabs of skin with underlying fat to prepare muktuk, which they later ate both raw and boiled.
And they reallly need to have the food - the 'muktuk'.
Eleven of these outbreaks were caused by muktuk, which is aged pieces of skin (with fat and meat) of the beluga whale.
"An inch of whale muktuk, which is whale skin, contains the same vitamin C nutrition as a whole orange," says Mayor Madeleine Redfern of Iqaluit, Nunavut.
This diet also includes such high-selenium foods as beluga whale muktuk (skin and fat).
During that dinner, a feast of caribou, sheefish, dried pike and even muktuk (raw whale blubber), the Pungaliks treated the team like family.
While this rapid mobilization would create many stresses and strains on the long-isolated Native population, including the painful odyssey of the remaining Aleut population as it was relocated outside the war zone to camps in Alaska's southeast, the wartime experience would also help bring the two peoples closer together--most evident in the formation of the Alaska Eskimo Scouts in 1942, the famed "Tundra Army" organized by Major Marvin "Muktuk" Marston, which would become the Alaska Territorial Guard, with thousands of volunteers representing over 100 Aleut, Athabaskan, Inupiaq, Haida, Tlingit, Tsimshian, Yupik, and non-Native communities.