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Angus Kikoak is an Inuvialuit, the Inuit people of the Canadian Northwest, who is breaking into the drilling business working as a floor hand on the Akita Equtak Drilling Rig 60. The Inuvialuit-owned corporation has made employing native workers a prerequisite to gaining access to land for exploration. High oil and natural gas prices have spurred renewed activity in the Arctic as energy companies race to find new supplies.

PHOTO: Andy Nelson/The Christian Science Monitor/File

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