Posts Tagged ‘Gwichin’

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.”

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Paddling To The Arctic Ocean

Richard Spener sits on the board of Alaska Wilderness League, and first visited Alaska in 1987 where he and his wife, Toni Armstrong, sea kayaked in Glacier Bay. Since then they have paddled and hiked in Alaska a total of 12 times, including five unguided trips to the Arctic Refuge.

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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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