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Nunavik girl, 18, harpoons 14-metre bowhead whale on first-ever hunt – CBC

by ahnationtalk on September 13, 2017144 Views

Jessica Pilurtuut’s dad ‘taught me to stay strong, to show the harpoon is stronger’ than the whale

Sep 13, 2017

While many people around the country were casting back on their memories of summer, Jessica Pilurtuut was coming up with a whopper.

A whale, really.

The 18-year-old from Kangiqsujuaq, Que., harpooned a bowhead whale on Aug. 31, on her first ever hunt.

“I kept thinking before I harpooned it, ‘I’m not going to be nervous. I’m not going to be shaky. I’m not going to be scared,'” she said.

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