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Defending the Arctic Refuge: A Photographer, an Indigenous Nation, and a Fight for Environmental Justice

Finis Dunaway

Abstract

Tucked away in the northeastern corner of Alaska is one of the most contested landscapes in all of North America: the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Considered sacred by Indigenous peoples in Alaska and Canada and treasured by environmentalists, the refuge provides life-sustaining habitat for caribou, polar bears, migratory birds, and other species. For decades, though, the fossil fuel industry and powerful politicians have sought to turn this unique ecosystem into an oil field. Defending the Arctic Refuge tells the improbable story of how the people fought back. At the center of the story i ... More

Keywords: Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Gwich’in Nation, Lenny Kohm, environmental justice, fossil fuels, photography, Indigenous peoples, Alaska, Canada, caribou

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9781469661100
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: May 2022 DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469661100.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Finis Dunaway, author
Trent University