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        Gwich'in Tribe Protects Caribou and Culture

        In this video adapted from Bullfrog Films, Evon Peter, chief of Arctic Village, explains the significance of the Porcupine caribou herd to the Gwich'in people. Over a 10,000-year relationship, the caribou have become part of the Gwich'in nation's social fabric. Peter discusses the importance of the caribou calving grounds, which the Gwich'in treat as a sacred place, and the threat that exists to caribou from proposed oil drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR).

        This media asset was adapted from Katahdin Foundation's "Homeland: Four Portraits of Native Action" distributed by Bullfrog Films.

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