Join the Arctic Refuge Defense Campaign and the League of Conservation Voters on Tuesday, November 26th at 6:30 pm at the Portsmouth Public Library for a screening of ‘The Refuge,’ an intimate look at the decades-long struggle of the Gwich’in Nation to protect the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge from oil and gas drilling. The film will be followed by a panel discussion and Q&A featuring local environmental experts to speak about topics such as oil and gas drilling, and how Seacoast residents can help with these efforts: no distance is too far when opposing oil and gas drilling in our wildernesses!
‘The Refuge’ is a short film which explores how, for hundreds of generations, the Gwich’in people of Alaska and northern Canada have depended on the caribou that migrate through the Arctic Refuge. With their traditional culture now threatened by oil extraction and climate change, Bernadette Demientieff and Princess Daazhraii Johnson of the Gwich’in Steering Committee are continuing a decades-long fight to protect their land and future.
We’ll also be facilitating a social media station where attendees can take direct action by tagging the oil and gas corporations who are going to purchase land in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and increase the groundswell of consumer pressure on these corporations.