Hilcorp Energy Company began exploring for natural gas and oil this fall in an Anchor Point neighborhood where many own their mineral rights. Some residents near the drill site have struggled to get information from the company.
“There’s enough that divides us,” said Tlingit & Haida council President Richard Peterson. “I always think about people who already feel marginalized and then you have something that maybe differentiates them more. Instead of putting that down, let’s celebrate what makes us different and unique.”