Articles / Op-Eds

The following articles/op-eds have been written by the last oil symposium speakers and/or feature their work.

Joel Clement
“I’m a scientist. I’m blowing the whistle on the Trump administration.” Washington Post, July 19, 2017
[read online].
“Joel Clement’s Resignation letter.” Washington Post, October 4, 2017 [read online].
“Secretary Zinke, it’s time to call it quits.” CNN, October 13, 2017 [read online].
“An American Whistleblower In Bonn.” Huffington Post, December 6, 2017 [read online].

Bernadette Demientieff
“Secretary Zinke: Listen to native tribes, not corporations.” The Hill, June 1, 2017 [read online].
“Tax Cuts for the Rich are Threatening America’s Sacred Places.”Counterpunch, November 3, 2017
[read online].
“Tax move to open ANWR blatant disregard for human right.” Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, December 7, 2017 [read online].

Robert Thompson
“Those who would open ANWR do not speak for Kaktovik.”Anchorage Daily News, December 13, 2017
[read online].

Kenneth (Ken) Whitten
“ANWR drilling is huge gamble for Porcupine Herd.”Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, January 13, 2018
[read online].

Finis Dunaway and Norma Kassi
“An irreplaceable ecological treasure is about to be auctioned off for oil. Will Canada step up?” The Globe and Mail, November 4, 2017 [read online].

Debbie S. Miller
“Let’s not ruin Alaska’s Arctic Refuge.” San Francisco Examiner, November 28, 2017 [read online].

Monica Sherer
“Protect wildlife refuge.” Bucks County Courier Times, February 13, 2017 [read online].

Subhankar Banerjee
“Drilling, Drilling, Everywhere… Will the Trump Administration Take Down the Arctic Refuge?” TomDispatch, November 9, 2017 [read online]; (subsequently published in La Monde diplomatique, The Nation, Huffington Post, Salon, Truthout, Common Dreams, AlterNet, and other progressive media).
“Arctic Refuge, the Gwich’in and the budget fight.” Santa Fe New Mexican, May 20, 2017 [read online].

Richard (Rick) Steiner
“Offshore leasing plan bodes ill for American waters.” Anchorage Daily News, January 4, 2018 [read online].
“Trump’s Offshore Oil Rush A Disaster For Oceans And Climate.”Huffington Post, December 28, 2017
[read online].

Melanie Smith
“America’s Wildest Place Is Open for Business” – an extensive article on the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska by Christopher Solomon, which quotes Melanie Smith and also mentions the shorebird research conducted by Stephen Brown and his colleagues. The New York Times Sunday Review, November 12, 2017 [read online].

Nicholas (Nick) Estes
‘I Am Not Afraid, I Have Relatives’: What It Means to Come Home in Times of War, Keynote Address, 7th Annual Native American Alumni Association, University of South Dakota, Vermillion, SD, April 7, 2017 [read online].

Melanie Yazzie
“Water is life, relationality, and tribal sovereignty: An interview with Melanie K. Yazzie.” The Confluence, University of California-Riverside, October 24, 2017 [read online].

Allison Akootchook Warden
“Reading Spring in the Woods” – an article on Allison’s book of Twitter poems “Taimanisaaq/Akkupak /Long Long Time Ago/Right Now”. Anchorage Press, May 11, 2017 [read online].

Brian Adams
“An Insider’s View of Alaskan Inuit” — an article on Brian’s “I Am Inuit” project by Rena Silverman. The New York Times, March 8, 2017 [read online].

Ken Tape
“Beavers Emerge as Agents of Arctic Destruction” – an article on Arctic climate change by Kendra Pierre-Louis, which features Ken Tape’s research. The New York Times, December 20, 2017 [read online].