Our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy have changed. We think you'll like them better this way.

Fossil Fuel Karma- Gulf Oil Disaster Impact on Indigenous Communities

  • Broadcast in Culture
TalkingFeather Radio

TalkingFeather Radio


Follow This Show

If you liked this show, you should follow TalkingFeather Radio.
Faith Gemmill Neets'aii Gwich'in/Pit River of Artic Village, Alaska and the Executive director of "RED OIL" (Resisting Environmental Destruction on Indigenous Lands), joins Patience Faulkner, Aleut of Cordova Alaska, and Stanley Tom, Yupik of Newton Alaska in our Indigenous Circle to share with us their collaboration with local Indigenous communities in Louisiana to prepare them for the aftermath of the April 20 Gulf Oil disaster. They graphically connect the dots and environmental similarities between the BP Gulf Oil disaster of April 2010 and the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill of March, 1989. The Exxon Valdez oil tanker ran aground spilling 250,000 barrels (11 million US gallons)of crude oil in Prince William Sound destroying 3200 miles of coastline,11,000 square miles of ocean, animals, fish and vegetation and severely impacting the lives of Indigenous people. Would you be surprised to learn that BP was a key player of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System organized by a consortium of seven companies that created the hazardous preconditions that led to the epic catastrophe in Alaska. Learn what impact it had on the Indigenous communities and weather they have recovered 21 years later. "Drill baby, Drill" is a death chant for the Fossil Fuel Karma we are destined to experience.