Protecting The Arctic Refuge Is Non-Negotiable

(This piece is posted with permission from the Patagonia Cleanest Line blog.)  Bernadette Demientieff, the Executive Director of the Gwich’in Steering Committee: “For us, this is a matter of physical, spiritual and cultural survival. It is our basic human right to continue to feed our families on our ancestral lands and practice our subsistence way of life.”

Here Be White Bears: The Arctic’s Pale Predators

Author Michael Engelhard has written essay collections including American Wild: Explorations from the Grand Canyon to the Arctic Ocean, and Ice Bear: The Cultural History of an Arctic Icon, from which this essay has been excerpted. He lives in Fairbanks, Alaska and works as a wilderness guide in the Arctic. This article has also appeared in Hakai magazine and is reprinted here […]