Event Title

Protecting the Coastal Plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

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Description

The Gwich'in Nation has been working at protecting the Coastal Plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge now for over 30 years. The birthing & nursing grounds of the Porcupine Caribou Herd, for which Gwich'in villages throughout Alaska and Canada depend upon, is located on the Coastal Plain sometimes referred to the 1002 Area which continues to be the target for oil & gas development. In addition to this immediate threat, Alaska is also at the forefront of Climate Change. Mrs. Johnson will discuss the grassroots efforts of the Gwich'in to protect their way of life and how they have been able to sustain these efforts over the years.

About the Lecturer: Princess Daazhraii Johnson is the Executive Director of the Gwich'in Steering Committee, one of the oldest Indigenous non-profit groups in Alaska.

Document Type

Event

Start Date

22-1-2014 12:00 PM

End Date

22-1-2014 1:15 PM

Location

Fairhaven College Auditorium

Resource Type

Moving image

Title of Series

World Issues Forum

Genre/Form

lectures

Contributing Repository

Fairhaven College of Interdisciplinary Studies

Keywords

Gwich'in Nation, Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Oil & gas development

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Language

English

Format

video/mp4

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Jan 22nd, 12:00 PM Jan 22nd, 1:15 PM

Protecting the Coastal Plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

Fairhaven College Auditorium

The Gwich'in Nation has been working at protecting the Coastal Plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge now for over 30 years. The birthing & nursing grounds of the Porcupine Caribou Herd, for which Gwich'in villages throughout Alaska and Canada depend upon, is located on the Coastal Plain sometimes referred to the 1002 Area which continues to be the target for oil & gas development. In addition to this immediate threat, Alaska is also at the forefront of Climate Change. Mrs. Johnson will discuss the grassroots efforts of the Gwich'in to protect their way of life and how they have been able to sustain these efforts over the years.

About the Lecturer: Princess Daazhraii Johnson is the Executive Director of the Gwich'in Steering Committee, one of the oldest Indigenous non-profit groups in Alaska.