The sacred place where life begins

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Sponsored by Care2

The 19-million-acre Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is one of the last intact landscapes in America. It's a national and global treasure that's home to polar and brown bears, wolves, muskoxen, and many species of fish and migratory birds.

In the language of the Gwich'in people of Alaska and Northern Canada, the Arctic Refuge is “the sacred place where life begins.”

As an explorer journeying to uncover the sacred places of this Earth, this land speaks directly to my heart. But because the 1.2 million acre coastal plain of the Arctic Refuge is not protected as wilderness, Big Oil has targeted it and will be driving away the Porcupine caribou herd that has been so vital to the livelihood of the Gwich'in.

Please watch Patagonia's new 15-minute documentary "The Refuge”—a story of two extraordinary Gwich’in women who are fighting for their people’s survival—and the survival of the wild animals that so faithfully bring them life...

If you then feel compelled, please sign the Care2 petition to protect the coastal plain of the Arctic Refuge from oil drilling.

#WeAreTheArctic #sponsored

Kym Pham