Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Point-Hope-Annual-Elder-s-Picnic-27MZIFVAVRDZ.htmlConceptually similarPoint Hope Annual Elder's PicnicGP04BQ9Completed★★★★Fairbanks to AlaskaGP04BQPCompleted★★★★Fairbanks to AlaskaGP04BQKCompleted★★★★People of Point Hope in AlaskaGP04BQJCompleted★★★★Point Hope in AlaskaGP04BQWCompleted★★★★People of Point Hope in AlaskaGP04BQ5Completed★★★★Election Poster in AlaskaGP04CQKCompleted★★★★Community Gathering in Point HopeGP046BOCompleted★★★★Community Gathering in Point HopeGP046BPCompleted★★★★★★View AllGP04BQDPoint Hope Annual Elder's PicnicTwo women catch up outside the annual elders picnic which is sponsored by companies such as oil company BP (British Petroleum) and Conoco Phillips with donations such as raffle prizes and food. "They can never clean an oil spill here, they lie to us. There is no infrastructure along this coast", says Caroline Cannon. As President of the Tribal Government of Point Hope she has traveled to political meetings in Washington to lift the voice of her people. "Our elders always tell me to continue what I am doing. Shell regularly hold meetings in the village and have started pushing them constantly this year. They try to bribe people by providing door prizes, but there is also money involved", adds Cannon. * Photographer: Will Rose and Kajsa Sj?lander * City: Point Hope * State: North Slope * Country: AlaskaLocations:Alaska-Arctic-Point HopeDate:16 Sep, 2011Credit:© Rose Sjölander / 70°Maximum size:4889px X 3260pxRestrictions:Ok for Greenpeace use and for approved external Greenpeace campaign related use. Contact the photographer directly or Greenpeace UK (firstname.lastname@example.org) for any other external licensing or sales.Keywords:Community gatherings-Day-Elderly-Inupiat-KWCI (GPI)-Local population-Motorbikes-Outdoors-Save the Arctic (campaign title)-Shell (commercial business)-Snowmobiles-WomenShoot: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.