For the last century, reindeer have roamed St. Paul Island without much oversight.
But now, the tribal government is stepping up its management style to boost subsistence options and the local economy.
Fleshy red reindeer quarters are spread across the tables of St. Paul’s tavern. Surrounding them are eager preteens, wielding knives and wearing plastic gloves.
“I don’t think we can cut through this bone," says one student. "It’s like that thick.”
“No! You don’t want to cut through the bone," a teacher responds.