Posts Tagged ‘Environmental Justice’

A Prayer For The Arctic Refuge

A self-described mountain guide, polar and spiritual explorer, Ario Daniel Z’Hoo is preparing to embark on an once-in-a-lifetime expedition to protect one of wildest places on Earth: the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. For Ario, however, this is a return to a place that captured his heart more than a decade ago.

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[VIDEO] The Gwich’in Nation And Protecting The Arctic Refuge

Nearly 30 years ago, the elders and traditional leaders of the Gwich’in Athabascans congregated for the first customary gathering of their Nation in more than a century. Those in attendance unanimously decided to speak with one voice against oil and gas development in the birthing and nursing grounds of the Porcupine Caribou Herd.

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The History Of The Gwich’in Gathering

In June of 1988, the elders and traditional leaders of the Gwich’in Athabascans congregated for the first customary gathering of their Nation in more than a century. July 26th will mark the first day of the 15th biennial Gwich’in Gathering, this year in Arctic Village.

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What A Difference A Year Makes

Above, Senator Jeff Merkley of Oregon speaks to more than 100 people in Washington, DC, at a May 2016 gathering in opposition to proposed leases in Alaska and the Gulf of Mexico. (Photo: Alaska Wilderness League) From fighting Shell as it journeyed to start drilling in the Arctic, to finding ourselves a big step closer to protecting the…

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