Florian Schulz | 2016 | 7 min.
In our modern busy world we all seek a place of refuge. In the northeast corner of Alaska, there is such a place – the Last Great Wilderness – otherwise known as the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. For thousands of generations, the Gwich’in people have lived off of the Arctic Refuge, what they call “the Sacred Place Where Life Begins.” In a world that remains wholesome and beautiful lives unique species like the musk oxen, caribou, polar bears and migratory birds. A place of refuge and wonder – but, it is under threat. At the edge of this Refuge, the world is burning; what we are taking from the land is far greater than what we are giving back. The eyes of the future are looking back at us. It is time to save this place once and for all.