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Laurel Kearns and Catherine Keller

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780823227457

Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: March 2011

DOI: 10.5422/fso/9780823227457.001.0001

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Caribou and Carbon Colonialism: Toward a Theology of Arctic Place

Caribou and Carbon Colonialism: Toward a Theology of Arctic Place

(p.433) Caribou and Carbon Colonialism: Toward a Theology of Arctic Place

Marion Grau

Fordham University Press

This chapter presents a case study of the hotly embattled Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR), a remote, roadless region in the bush of northern Alaska. ANWR is located several hundred miles north of the city of Fairbanks. Some have contended that “the 1.5 million-acre coastal plain of the Arctic Refuge is the most fought-over chunk of wilderness in the world.” One main source of the opposition to drilling in ANWR comes from indigenous Athabascans, the Gwich'in nation in particular, who fear that fossil fuel extraction will significantly impact the life and migratory patterns of the Porcupine caribou herd that is the foundation of their life and culture.

Keywords:   ecological theology, theopolitics, Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Gwich'in

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