Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Fairbanks-to-Alaska-27MZIFVAVGNM.htmlConceptually similarPoint Hope Annual Elder's PicnicGP04BQ9Completed★★★★Point Hope Annual Elder's PicnicGP04BQDCompleted★★★★Fairbanks to AlaskaGP04BQKCompleted★★★★People of Point Hope in AlaskaGP04BQJCompleted★★★★House Subcommittee on Energy and EnvironmentGP023HYCompleted★★★★House Subcommittee on Energy and EnvironmentGP023HZCompleted★★★★Community Gathering in Point HopeGP046BOCompleted★★★★Community Gathering in Point HopeGP046BPCompleted★★★★★★Point Hope in AlaskaGP04BQWCompleted★★★★View AllGP04BQPFairbanks to AlaskaRetired ex City Mayor Ronok Oviok sits on the floor looking bemused at his new prize, a tent, won during the raffle at the Point Hope annual elder's picnic. An anonymous donor donated the item to the raffle. “If the oil companies ever find oil in our ocean, we'll never see a dollar. The last few years they've been coming to talk to the people. They say if they ever find oil, the jobs will be there, all these promises to our people are always said but they never come true.” he says before retuning to his prize. The elder’s picnic is sponsored by companies such as oil company BP (British Petroleum) and Conoco Phillips with donations such as raffle prizes and food. As part owners of Trans Alaska pipeline these companies will benefit if Shell get the final required drilling permits to expand into the Chukchi sea..Locations:Alaska-Arctic-Point HopeDate:16 Sep, 2011Credit:© Rose Sjölander / 70°Maximum size:5616px X 3744pxRestrictions:Ok for Greenpeace use and for approved external Greenpeace campaign related use. Contact the photographer directly or Greenpeace UK (email@example.com) for any other external licensing or sales.Keywords:British Petroleum (BP)-Community gatherings-ConocoPhillips-Elderly-Indoors-Inupiat-KWCI (GPI)-Local population-Men-Save the Arctic (campaign title)-Three people-TraditionsShoot:70° North - Arctic Documentation70° North is a multimedia project documenting the impact of climate change and resources exploration in the Arctic.Shell's plans to drill offshore in the Alaskan Arctic in 2012 has divided the native communities who now stand at a crossroads between continued benefits from industry generated revenues and protecting the marine environment they have depended on for thousands of years. Shell's proposed offshore drill site is in the path of the bowhead whale's migration route. Many Inupiat hunters are concerned about Shell's lack of spill response capabilities if licenses are granted to drill offshore in the Arctic's Beaufort and Chukchi seasGreenpeace is campaigning for a global sanctuary to be declared around the uninhabited area of the North Pole to save the Arctic from attempts by oil companies to exploit the region’s resources for short term profit.