Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/People-of-Point-Hope-in-Alaska-27MZIFVAVP4V.htmlConceptually similarPoint Hope Annual Elder's PicnicGP04BQDCompleted★★★★Point Hope Annual Elder's PicnicGP04BQ9Completed★★★★Fairbanks to AlaskaGP04BQPCompleted★★★★Fairbanks to AlaskaGP04BQKCompleted★★★★Community Gathering in Point HopeGP0STOBS2Completed★★★★Community Gathering in Point HopeGP046BUCompleted★★★★Inupiat Traditional Mask in AlaskaGP04BQNCompleted★★★★Inupiat Traditional Mask in AlaskaGP04BQOCompleted★★★★Point Hope in AlaskaGP04BR9Completed★★★★View AllGP04BQJPeople of Point Hope in AlaskaAn elderly man grills hamburgers outside the building where the annual elders picnic of Point Hope is held. “Conoco Phillips have sponsored us with these burgers,” he informs while charring them. The American oil company will be among the winners if the Hague-based Shell get the final required drilling permits to expand into the Chukchi sea. Conoco Phillips hope the decision will lead the way for them to win approval to also develop federal leases in the Arctic. As part owners of the trans Alaska pipeline, they will also benefit from revenues generated by oil being pumped through their infrastructure.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:Cities-Community gatherings-ConocoPhillips-Cooking-Day-Food-Inupiat-KWCI (GPI)-Medium group of people-Men-Outdoors-Save the Arctic (campaign title)-SmokeShoot: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.