representative from Greenpeace is on Kodiak Island
to discuss his new initiative. George Pletnikoff, who grew up
in the Pribilof Islands, is the Alaska Oceans Campaigner for Greenpeace USA. He's
speaking with tribal leaders in Kodiak today, and will fly down to Old Harbor
for meetings there over the weekend.
of his visit is to lay the initial groundwork for what he calls "Marine
Cultural Heritage Zones."
-- (Greenpeace 1 59 sec "Greenpeace
is ... commercial fishing industry.")
looking to Natives for their traditional knowledge of the sea and its
resources, he said he's not envisioning a Native preference for use of the
-- (Greenpeace 2 24 sec "One
of the larger steps ... Alaska's
says he got the idea for Marine Cultural Heritage Zones when an archeologist
told him just how much his ancestors, 3,000 years ago, depended on the ocean:
-- (Greenpeace 3 50 sec "So when Rick ... essentially left
He says cultural
heritage zones would be one way help save marine resources from the dangers of
climate change, allowing life in rural villages to remain sustainable.