Welcome to Gwichyaa Zhee
Synopsis: The Gwich’in have been fighting oil and gas development to protect way of life and caribou in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge for over 40 years. In 2017, people from across the country came together to support Indigenous groups as they fought for their land around Southern Utah. If we showed our support for the five tribes in Utah, shouldn’t we be able to care about the Gwich’in as well?
Greg Balkin, dog enthusiast and instigator of fun, is a filmmaker and photographer from Seattle, WA. His work has shifted over the years, from photographing weddings in Los Angeles to jumping headfirst into commercial work within the outdoor industry. This has given Greg the opportunity to travel on some wild adventures with his camera, from climbing in rural Indonesia to nonprofit work in Iraq, land protection in Interior Alaska, and relays around Hawaii. More recently, Greg has joined forces with Seattle production company, Wondercamp, as Co-Producer and Director of Photography. Their mission is to share stories from around the world that ask hard questions and call people into greater adventure.