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Gwich’in Leaders Travel to New York to Tell Banks: Defend the Arctic Refuge

By Bernadette Demientieff, Executive Director, Gwich’in Steering Committee This week, I traveled more than 4,000 miles from home to meet with major banks and urge them to help protect the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge from […]

Walter and Arlene Peter nominated for the Honorary Gwich’in Award

The Gwich’in Steering Committee is happy to announce that Walter and Arlene Peter, of Fort Yukon were nominated for the Honorary Gwich’in Award. They have been together for 25 years and married for 5. The […]

The Tour Heads to Utah

The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is one of the world’s last untouched wild places. Now, much like public lands across the Southwest, it’s facing the greatest threats in decades. Members of the Gwich’in Nation, who […]

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Alaska Natives Ask for Southwest Support to Protect Their Homeland

FAIRBANKS, AK — A group of Alaska Natives are in the Southwest this week. They’re stoking opposition to a bill that would authorize oil and gas drilling in their homeland, including parts of the Arctic […]

Dispatches from the Desert

The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is one of the world’s last untouched wild places. Now, much like public lands across the Southwest, it’s facing the greatest threats in decades. Members of the Gwich’in Nation, who […]

The Film Tour Begins

Members of the Gwich’in Nation traveled from communities in the U.S. and Canada to Arizona to ask for support in the ongoing fight to protect the coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. James […]

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Join the 2017 Gwich’in Film Tour

Members of the Gwich’in Nation, who have relied on the Arctic refuge for survival for millenia, are traveling from the Arctic across the desert Southwest to raise the alarm. The group will traverse four states in just over a week, showing the new Patagonia film The Refuge, and finding common ground with communities that depend on public lands.

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Gwich’in Rising

March 22, 2017 Share the Arctic Refuge with the world today using the hashtags: #protectthearcticrefuge #gwichinrising . The Gwich’in Nation is asking our friends and Allies to take a day on March 22nd to help […]

Gwich’in Steering Committee “Honorary Gwich’in Award” is presented to Julie Mahler

Julie has been sharing and living the traditional subsistence lifestyle for 30 years she lives about 30 miles outside Fort Yukon. She has raised and taught her children the subsistence way of life; trapping; hunting; […]

A Tribute to Jonathon Solomon Sr.

“It is our belief that the future of the Gwich’in and the future of the caribou are the same. We cannot stand by and let them sell our children’s heritage to the oil companies.” Johathon […]