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The movie Avatar tells us what our greed does to natives whose native-lands are made of important and useful resources. There are other movies as well such as Blood Diamonds that depict the bloodshed involved in the quest for diamonds. An important resource today is oil and governments are ready to overlook almost any kind of hazard to the natives or environment to get that hands dirtied with this rich resource. Even a powerful, and “citizen-friendly” nation is no exception. In Alaska, oil drilling, coal mining and nuclear testing are playing havoc in the Arctic affecting marine creatures and natives such as American Inupiat population.The article gives an idea of the damage and deaf ears of the beneficiaries.

http://www.nybooks.com/articles/archives/2007/nov/22/alaska-big-oil-and-the-inupiat-americans/

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