Events & Writings

Environment Seminar Series

University of Toronto School of the Environment

March 22, 2023

Conservation Lecture Series

National Conservation Training Center, US Fish and Wildlife Service

March 2, 2022

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Greenhouse Environmental Humanities Book Talk Series

University of Stavanger

August 30, 2021

"Off the Shelf" Virtual event

Series hosted by UNC Libraries and UNC Press

May 27, 2021


Northern Alaska Environmental Center

April 27, 2021

In addition to Defending the Arctic Refuge, Finis has written or co-authored other pieces that consider the history and ongoing fight over this land.

"Did one photograph change the fate of the Arctic Wildlife Refuge?"

Washington Post, March 3, 2023. Read Online

"The Slideshow that Kept Oil Drills Out of the Arctic National Refuge"

Zócalo Public Square, February 22, 2023. Read Online

"Big Oil Wants to Refreeze Alaska Permafrost — So It Can Keep Drilling There"

Truthout, August 25, 2022. Read Online

"Trump sold off the Arctic Refuge—Congress must end this risky boondoggle"

The Hill, January 24, 2022. Read Online

"The Slide Show That Changed History: An Overview of Defending the Arctic Refuge"

Arctic Relations: Scholarship & Stories, October 22, 2021. Read Online

"It’s Congress’ turn to stop Arctic Refuge oil drilling"

The Hill, June 12, 2021. Read Online

“What Human Rights Look Like: Border-Crossing Caribou and a Fight for Environmental Justice”

NiCHE (Network in Canadian History & Environment), April 22, 2021. Read Online

“Indigenous Advocacy Transformed the Fight over Oil Drilling in the Arctic Refuge”

Washington Post, March 14, 2021.  Read Online

“Arctic Refuge Protectors: An Open Letter from Teachers and Scholars”

Co-authored with Rosemary Ahtuangaruak, Subhankar Banerjee, and Norma Kassi, March 13, 2019. Read Online

“Arctic Drilling Is ‘Ecocide on an Incredible Diversity of Wildlife’”

Truthout, November 29, 2018. Read Online

"An irreplaceable ecological treasure is about to be auctioned for oil. Will Canada step up?”

Co-authored with Norma Kassi, Globe and Mail, November 4, 2017. Read Online