Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/People-of-Point-Hope-in-Alaska-27MZIFVAVX53.htmlConceptually similarPoint Hope in AlaskaGP046B8Completed★★★★Inupiat Whale Hunting in AlaskaGP04CR2Completed★★★★Community Gathering in Point HopeGP0STOBS2Completed★★★★Community Gathering in Point HopeGP046BUCompleted★★★★Community Gathering in Point HopeGP046BSCompleted★★★★Community Gathering in Point HopeGP046BTCompleted★★★★★★People of Point Hope in AlaskaGP04BQJCompleted★★★★Plane to Wainwright in AlaskaGP04BGUCompleted★★★★Subsistence Whaling in AlaskaGP04CQFCompleted★★★★View AllGP04BQYPeople of Point Hope in AlaskaJames Kim with two of his friends celebrate his sister Bryanne’s first birthday. The living standard for the Inupiaq people has risen dramatically during the last forty years. Since the seventies, the North Slope Borough has taxed the oil industry infrastructure on native lands. The recent tense run off battle in the Borough elections has reflected a community that is torn by the plans of the oil industry expanding into the Chukchi and Beaufort seas. Alaska's Arctic people 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.Locations:Alaska-Arctic-Barrow (Alaska)-Point Hope-United States of AmericaDate:15 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:Celebrations-Drinking-Eating-Indoors-Inupiat-KWCI (GPI)-Local population-Save the Arctic (campaign title)-Three peopleShoot: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.