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The impacts of global warming - and oil extraction - are most keenly felt in the Arctic, especially by indigenous peoples who get 85 percent of their food and clothing from the environmentally sensitive caribou herds. So says former Ashlander Dennis Specht, now of Medford. He spent 24 years as an Alaskan fisherman before coming back to Oregon, where he is basing his efforts as an “Arctic advocate,” especially helping - and giving political voice to - the 150 indigenous Gwich'in of Arctic Village, Alaska. Comment?
Documentary filmmaker Miho Aida will complete a 1,000-mile bicycle ride from Washington, D.C. in Bar Harbor on Sunday, July 19, commencing her journey with a talk and film screening at Reel Pizza Cinerama in Bar Harbor on Sunday, July 19 at 2:00 p.m. "Gwich'in Women Speak," is about the plight of natives in Arctic Village above the Arctic Circle who are dependent on a protected Arctic National Wildlife Refuge for subsistence. The film is approximately 20 minutes and Aida will speak for about 60 minutes, including time for questions and answers. Comment?
The first was in Juneau during the early afternoon and later in the day a second protest was organized on a street corner in Anchorage. Standing across the street from a Shell gas station on Northern Lights Boulevard, Gwit'chin Athasbascan Faith Gemmill of Arctic Village said she was there to support Inupiaq people and their subsistence rights. Comment?
... was an unusually high snowfall in Yukon's Ogilvie mountains this winter, while the area near Venetie and Arctic Village in Alaska where the caribou wintered had little snow. David Frost is a natural resources manager with Vuntut Gwitchin First ... Comment?
Sarah James, a Gwich'in from Alaska's Arctic Village, will discuss the threat oil drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge would pose to her culture today on campus. James will speak on behalf of the Gwich'in Steering Committee, which she founded in 1988 to establish Gwich'in cultural survival as a major issue in the debate over oil development in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Comment?
... warming. Located seventy-five miles north of the Arctic Circle along the banks of the Beaufort Sea lies Arctic Village, Alaska. Arctic Village in northeast Alaska is home to the northern most of all North American Indian nations, the native ... Comment?
... will move to cities, and our community -- and our culture -- will cease to exist. When I was a boy in Arctic Village, I was taught to take care of the land and animals. The border with Canada was open, so the Gwich'in traveled freely between Arctic ... Comment?
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