Audiogram: “Take Our Land, Take Our Life”

The Trans Alaska Pipeline would cut through land where Alaska Native people had lived for millennia. And they were formally claiming that land as their own. How Alaska’s oil find led to a civil rights landmark and helped launch a social experiment in the far North.

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Eric is a video producer for Alaska's Energy Desk. While he never learned the proper way to ride a horse while growing up in Wyoming, he did manage to become a proficient video cable wrangler thanks to a volunteer gig at Wyoming PBS. After graduating from Ithaca College with a Bachelors degree in Television-Radio Production, Eric spent a couple years traveling around Oregon and Washington as a Multimedia Producer for a regional newspaper company, covering everything from sand sculpting competitions to sled dog races. From there, he transitioned to a more stationary gig in Portland, where he developed and managed a team of video editors at a startup news production company. The call of the road sent Eric north, where he’s happy to once again be producing video and audio in the field. Outside of work, Eric is hoping to spend as much time as he can exploring Alaska (it’s so close to Anchorage), climbing around on rocks, and perhaps finally learning how to ride a horse. eketo (at) alaskapublic (dot) org | 907.550.8494 | About Eric