"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." -- Provided by publisher.
Flows, migrations, and exchanges.
Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (Alaska) -- Government policy -- History -- 20th century.
Environmental justice -- Alaska -- Citizen participation.
Environmentalists -- Political activity -- United States.
Gwich'in Indians -- Political activity.
Kohm, Lenny, 1939-2014 -- Political activity.
Photographers -- Political activity -- United States.
Show-and-tell presentations -- Political aspects.