Alaska Review 54
Alaska Review collection
Independent Television Inc.
Alaska Review explores the formation of Alaska's North Slope Borough and the changes brought about by the borough's new and sudden wealth due to Prudhoe Bay oil revenues. The history of the Inupiat and changes brought about to their culture through interaction with Western Society is discussed. Controversies and conflict surrounding the initial formation of the North Slope Borough, the high costs of construction in the arctic, quality of life issues, and allocation of oil revenues are all discussed. Those interviewed include: Eugene Brower, mayor of the North Slope Borough; Jon Buchholdt, North Slope Borough communications consultant and former aide to borough mayor Eben Hopson; State Senator Vic Fisher; Professor John Havelock; Bob Dupere, North Slope Borough financial consultant; Nate Olemaun, mayor of Barrow; unidentified interviewees (names not visible due to poor video quality); Irving Igtanloc, director of capital improvements for the North Slope Borough; Jacob Kagak, mayor of Wainwright; Ethel Patkotak of Wainwright; Maggi Gray of Barrow; and State Senator Rick Halford of Chugiak. The program contains views of North Slope Borough development and construction, Barrow residents and homes, Eben Hopson High School, and the Barrow utilidor system.
U-matic videotape; color; sound
Petroleum industryConstructionIndigenous peoples
Alaska Film Archives, Elmer E. Rasmuson Library, University of Alaska Fairbanks
Access to archival moving images is provided for educational and research purposes only. The user assumes full responsibility for obtaining any and all necessary legal permissions to further use, copy, publish or distribute this material. Many items are protected by copyright, or are restricted by terms of gift or purchase agreements, privacy and publicity rights, licensing, and trademarks. For more information about using this particular item, please contact UAF-APR-reference-Service@alaska.edu. If you own copyright to this material and feel you have not been properly identified, please contact us immediately so that we may update our records. Online material contested by rights holders will be removed until rights issues are reviewed and addressed.