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"One of the great strengths of Arctic Voices is that it shows how Alaska and the Arctic are tied to the places where most of us live. In this impassioned book, Banerjee shows a situation so serious that it has created a movement, where 'voices of resistance are gathering, are getting louder and louder.' May his heartfelt efforts magnify them. The climate changes that are coming have hit soon and hard in the Arctic, and their ...

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Overview

"One of the great strengths of Arctic Voices is that it shows how Alaska and the Arctic are tied to the places where most of us live. In this impassioned book, Banerjee shows a situation so serious that it has created a movement, where 'voices of resistance are gathering, are getting louder and louder.' May his heartfelt efforts magnify them. The climate changes that are coming have hit soon and hard in the Arctic, and their consequences may be starkest there."–Ian Frazier, The New York Review of Books

A pristine environment of ecological richness and biodiversity. Home to generations of indigenous people for thousands of years. The location of vast quantities of oil, natural gas and coal. Largely uninhabited and long at the margins of global affairs, in the last decade Arctic Alaska has quickly become the most contested land in recent US history. 

World-renowned photographer, writer, and activist Subhankar Banerjee brings together first-person narratives from more than thirty prominent activists, writers, and researchers who address issues of climate change, resource war, and human rights with stunning urgency and groundbreaking research. From Gwich'in activist Sarah James's impassioned appeal, "We Are the Ones Who Have Everything to Lose," during the UN Climate Conference in Copenhagen in 2009 to an original piece by acclaimed historian Dan O'Neill about his recent trips to the Yukon Flats fish camps, Arctic Voices is a window into a remarkable region.

Other contributors include Seth Kantner, Velma Wallis, Nick Jans, Debbie Miller, Andri Snaer Magnason, George Schaller, George Archibald, Cindy Shogan, and Peter Matthiessen.


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"The Earth and her beings have been speaking. But we failed to listen. Arctic Voices compels us to listen. We will stay deaf at our peril."
—Vandana Shiva, founder of Navdanya and author of Staying Alive: Women, Ecology and Development

"A marvelous work, a marvelous land—hear the voices that call us to save these jewels of our planet."
—James E. Hansen, director of NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies and author of Storms of My Grandchildren: The Truth About the Coming Catastrophe and Our Last Chance to Save Humanity

"One of the great strengths of Arctic Voices is that it shows how Alaska and the Arctic are tied to the places where most of us live. In this impassioned book, Banerjee shows a situation so serious that it has created a movement, where 'voices of resistance are gathering, are getting louder and louder.' May his heartfelt efforts magnify them."
—Ian Frazier, The New York Review of Books

“Part of our failure to recognise the dangers at stake is that the Arctic still tends to be perceived as a big barren desert of ice, apolitical and disconnected from our political concerns, up for grabs. The book Arctic Voices: Resistance at the Tipping Point offers an encyclopedic approach to reframe such understandings.”
—Manuela Picq, Al Jazeera 

“Their reverence for, and connection to, the earth—its animals, water, mountains and land—is beautifully described in Arctic Voices, and each essay is as much a prayer as a call to activism.”
—Eleanor J. Bader, Truthout  
 
 "Just in time, then, comes Banerjee's latest volume, Arctic Voices, a wakeup call from 39 artists, writers, biologists, Alaska Natives and activists [...] the eyewitness accounts and reports in Arctic Voices question the wisdom of relying on fossil fuel fixes, urging restraint in our approach to the nation's last great wilderness area."
—Michael Engelhard, High Country News

"Right from the beginning I’m emotionally connected with this book [...]"
—The Environmental Blog

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781609803865
  • Publisher: Seven Stories Press
  • Publication date: 7/3/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
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Meet the Author

Over the past decade SUBHANKAR BANERJEE has been a leading international voice on issues of arctic conservation, indigenous human rights, resource development, and climate change. In 2003 he published Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, a photo book of his fourteen-month long journey in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Through a Lannan Foundation grant, 10,000 copies of the book were donated to libraries and policy makers across the country. He was recently Director’s Visitor at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, Distinguished Visiting Professor at Fordham University in New York, received a Distinguished Alumnus Award from the New Mexico State University, and a Cultural Freedom Award from Lannan Foundation.


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Table of Contents

From Kolkata to Kaktovik En Route to Arctic Voices Something Like an Introduction Subhankar Banesjee 1

Here's What You Can Do to Keep Wild Alive Emilie Karrick Surrusco Cindy Shogan 23

Part 1 snapshot of now 37

From Early Warming: Crisis and Response in the Climate-Changed North Nancy Lord 39

They Have No Ears Riki Ott 53

BPing the Arctic? Subhankar Banerjee 66

Teshekpuk in the Arctic's Biggest Wetland Steve Zack Joe Liebezeit 91

Protecting the Apples but Chopping the Trees Andri Snær Magnason 107

Part 2 pain and joy of being connected 123

From Silent Snow: The Slow Poisoning of the Arctic Marla Cone 125

The Fall of the Yukon Kings Dan O'Neill 142

Following Cranes to the Arctic George Archibald 165

Broken Promises: The Reality of Big Oil in America's Arctic Pamela A. Miller 179

From Kivalina: A Climate Change Story Christine Shearer 207

Part 3 we are the caribou people 221

From People of the Deer Farley Mowat 223

Caribou Currency Seth Kantner 238

We'll Fight to Protect the Caribou Calving Ground and Gwich'in Way of Life Jonathon Solomon Sarah James Reverend Trimble Gilbert 254

Caribou Time Nick Jans 270

Part 4 arclic ocean is our garden 285

From Arctic Dreams: Imagination and Desire in a Northern Landscape Barry Lopez 287

We Will Fight to Protect the Arctic Ocean and Our Way of Life Robert Thompson Rosemary Ahtuangaruak Caroline Cannon Earl Kingik 301

Dancing for the Whales: Kivgiq and Cultural Resilience Among the People of the Whales Chie Sakakibara 335

Part 5 reporting from the field 347

From Coming into the Country John McPhee 349

In the Great Country Peter Matthiessen 363

Coast to Coast: Perilous Journeys with Arctic Shorebirds Stephen Brown 375

In Calloused Human Hands: Tuullik, Teshekpuk, and Our Western Arctic Jeff Fair 387

Part 6 decade, after decade, after decade... 403

From Two in the Far North Margaret E. Murie 405

From Being Caribou Karsten Heuer 417

From Midnight Wilderness Debbie S. Miller 430

Saving the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge George B. Schaller 439

Part 7 we gather; we speak out; we organize 451

A Brief History of Native Solidarity Maria Shaa Tláa Williams 453

We'll Fight to Protect the Gwich'in Homeland and Our Way of Life Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and Yukon Flats National Wildlife Refuge Chief Dacho Alexander Marilyn Savage Matthew Gilbert 468

Past and Present, Culture in Progress Velma Wallis 486

From The Reindeer People: Living with Animals and Sprits in Siberia Piers Vitebsky 499

Acknowledgments 517

Contributors 519

Credits and Permissions 530

Index 532

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