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Alaskan Natives Speak Out After Obama Greenlights Oil Drilling Off Alaskan Coast

"They have not begun to even comprehend the meaning of an oil spill in our already fragile environment."

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Colleen Swan was born and raised in Kivalina, Alaska. She is a Kivalina City Council member and a Commissioner of the Northwest Arctic Borough Economic Development Commission, and has been involved in the relocation project of Kivalina since it began in 1992.

Christine Shearer is a postdoctoral scholar in science, technology, and society studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and a researcher for CoalSwarm, part of SourceWatch. She is Managing Editor of Conducive, and author of Kivalina: A Climate Change Story(Haymarket Books, 2011).

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