Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Portrait-of-Francois-Paulette-27MZIFVU7YM5.htmlConceptually similarPortrait of Francois PauletteGP04KY8Completed★★★★Portrait of Bill ErasmusGP04KYFCompleted★★★★Portrait of Matts BergGP04KYVCompleted★★★★Portrait of Bill ErasmusGP04KY9Completed★★★★Portrait of Be’sha BlondinGP04KYECompleted★★★★Portrait of Be’sha BlondinGP04KYLCompleted★★★★Portrait of Matts BergGP04KYUCompleted★★★★Portrait of Kiera-Dawn KolsonGP04KYQCompleted★★★★Portrait of Kiera-Dawn KolsonGP04KYBCompleted★★★★View AllGP04KYJPortrait of Francois PaulettePortrait of Francois Paulette, Dene traditionalist, participating in “The Peoples’ Arctic: Unified for a Better Tomorrow” conference. His quote:“The women are closest to the land —we need them to become our leaders. And as men, we are servants and protectors of Mother Earth. Only in this harmony will we find balance.”Locations:Europe-Kiruna (city)-SwedenDate:12 May, 2013Credit:© Christian Åslund / GreenpeaceMaximum size:1798px X 1200pxKeywords:Elderly-Eye contact-Faces-Headshots-Indigenous People-KWCI (GPI)-Men-Oil (fossil fuel)-Oil (Industry)-Oil exploration-One person-Portraits-Save the Arctic (campaign title)Shoot:People's Arctic Conference PortraitsPortraits of indigenous people participating in the conference “The Peoples’ Arctic: Unified for a Better Tomorrow”, the second such conference hosted by the Save the Pechora Committee and Greenpeace, meant to connect Indigenous communities from around the Arctic and foster better relationships between Indigenous Peoples and environmental groups.On the eve of the Arctic Council meeting taking place on the 15th May 2013, 15 more Indigenous groups and individuals have signed onto a joint statement rejecting oil development in the Arctic. The coalition now includes major Indigenous organisations from every Arctic state, including two organizations that are permanent participants on the Arctic Council. The move demonstrates that there is growing opposition to Arctic oil drilling amongst the Indigenous communities who will be most affected by the industrialisation of their territories and would feel the first impacts of an oil spill.