Alaska Water Wars

Thought this was interesting enough to pass along… Thanks NNN

Alaska Water Wars

Alaska Water Wars is a multimedia project that shares the stories of Alaska Native people as they navigate the benefits and risks posed by new natural resource development projects coming to their regions. While the exploration and development of natural resources brings much-needed jobs and money to rural Alaska, Native communities have growing concerns about the impacts to drinking water, fish, wildlife, and their traditional ways of life.

“Not too many people from Bristol Bay, and even less from this area, participate in the economic robust engine that we call commercial fishing in Bristol Bay. We need to find something different for them.”

“Fuck that mine.” — James Wassillie of Iliamna, Alaska.

And a pup named pebble

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