At the core of Iñupiaq values is the importance of codependence. "Whaling is community. It takes a village to pull up a whale," says whaling captain Ned Arey. For a subsistence people, helping the community is a virtue, and everyone has an important role to play. This bowhead is being pulled onto the ice by dozens of Iñupiat, who will work tirelessly for 8 hours or more.