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Former North Slope Borough Mayor Benjamin P. Nageak on ANWR Development

Former North Slope Borough Mayor Benjamin P. Nageak on ANWR Development

The Inupiat people of the North Slope have called the Arctic their home for thousands of years. Long before the riches of this land and its seas were “discovered” by outside cultures, the Inupiat built a world that centered on their interdependence with the vast and diverse animal life found in their seas, skies and […]

Residents of ANWR Support Opening the Refuge

Residents of ANWR Support Opening the Refuge

The residents of Kaktovik, the only people living on the Coastal Plain of ANWR, support oil and gas development in their ‘back yard’. Alaska’s indigenous people have benefited greatly from North Slope production. In addition to providing a tax base for the local government, oil development has provided jobs, funding for water and sewer systems […]

Local Governments Support Opening ANWR

Local Governments Support Opening ANWR

The State of Alaska receives 85% of its annual revenue from oil taxes and royalties, helping to fund education, infrastructure and needed community projects. Recognizing Alaska’s dependency on resource development, Alaska’s Congressional Delegation, Governor’s Office, Alaska Legislature, and many city governments have endorsed Arctic Power, a non-profit citizens organization formed for the sole purpose of […]

Alaska groups supporting ANWR development

Alaska groups supporting ANWR development

The State of Alaska receives 85% of its annual revenue from oil taxes and royalties, helping to fund education, infrastructure and needed community projects. Recognizing Alaska’s dependency on resource development, Alaska’s Congressional Delegation, Governor’s Office, Alaska Legislature, and many city governments have endorsed Arctic Power, a non-profit citizens organization formed for the sole purpose of […]

ANWR Reality Lies Far North of Gwich’in

ANWR Reality Lies Far North of Gwich’in

by GEORGE TAGAROOK George Tagarook is a former vice-mayor of the City of Kaktovik, located on the coastal plain of what is now called the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Here in Kaktovik, home of the only people native to the Arctic coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR), we read and listen with horror to […]

Alaskan Natives Support Development

Alaskan Natives Support Development

Archeology has revealed that man has been an occupant of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge for at least 11,000 years, but the history of modern man’s existence there, dates to the early 1890’s and 1900’s. What is now the village of Kaktovik, the only village within ANWR, located on Barter island on the northern edge […]