On Monday, the United States hosts the leaders of 20 nations at a conference on critical issues facing the Arctic. One topic at the conference in Anchorage, Alaska, is the potential for overfishing in the central Arctic Ocean.

At 330 miles above the Arctic Circle, life has never been easy for those brave enough to call Barrow home. The population currently hovers around 5,000 and about half of the residents are native Inupiat Eskimo, indigenous people who have…

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