ANWR is a critical habitat for polar bears, as well as the calving grounds of the porcupine caribou herd, which the Gwich'in people depend upon for survival. AJ+ goes above the Arctic Circle to a village where the Gwich'in way of life is at stake as Congress prepares to approve drilling for oil in the refuge.
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