Addressing Alaskans: Impacts of Oil & Gas Development on Traditional Ways

NuiqsutThe former mayor of Nuiqsut, Rosemary Ahtuangaruak gave the keynote address at this year’s BIONEERS in Alaska, 6th annual conference. After attending the University of Washington in Tacoma she returned home to her village where she is now a Community Health Practitioner and Physician Assistant. Rosemary’s village of Nuiqsut is 60 miles west of Prudhoe Bay, where oil and gas development has occurred for over 40 years. Her talk, entitled the “Impacts of Oil Gas Development on Traditional Ways,” focuses on the human cost of oil drilling.

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RECORDED: Monday October 16 , 2009 (courtesy Dave Sparks at 104.5)

AIRED ON KSKA: Thursday, November 12, 2009 at 2:00 p.m.

REPEATS: Wednesday, November 18, 2009 at 9:00 p.m.

SPEAKER: Rosemary Ahtuangaruak, former mayor, Community Health Practitioner and Physician Assistant, Nuiqsut, Alaska


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