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Gwich'in elder Gideon James has been part of the fight for ANWR since the beginning. "My people have lived in a real fashion, where they know how to do things for themselves; they're skillful. For the life of me, I'm ashamed of the legislators. All they are is a puppet of the big companies." This is a series called #ArcticRefuge, about the continuing battle over oil and gas drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. In 2017, the Trump Administration opened the refuge to oil interests through the Tax Bill. Despite this setback, the indigenous Gwich'in who have lived here for millennia continue their 30 year struggle to protect the caribou calving grounds, and, by extension, their way of life in the Arctic. Shot on assignment for @sierramagazine.
#arctic #ANWR #arcticnationalwildliferefuge #alaska #gwichin #caribou #indigenousalaska