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GSC Insurance Scorecard Updated: 12 Companies Now have Policy that Protects the Arctic Refuge

March 22, 2022

Plus First U.S. Company Shows Progress  For Immediate Release FAIRBANKS, AK  – Today the Gwich’in Steering Committee (GSC) released an update to its scorecard that tracks global insurance companies’ policy on fossil fuel development in […]

The Gwich’in Steering Committee is looking for an Executive Assistant and an Outreach Coordinator

April 19, 2021

Executive Assistant Job Announcement Download Job Announcement The Gwich’in Steering Committee seeks a full-time executive assistant to support our team in Fairbanks, Alaska. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is […]

Lloyd’s new policy on Arctic energy exploration falls short

January 6, 2021

FAIRBANKS, ALASKA (December 18, 2020) – Lloyd’s of London recently released its Environmental, Social and Governance Report, which asks Lloyd’s member companies to no longer provide new insurance cover for coal-fired power plants, thermal coal […]

Insurer Swiss Re takes stand against Arctic Refuge drilling

December 17, 2020

FAIRBANKS, ALASKA (December 11, 2020) – The Swiss Re Group—one of the world’s leading insurers—has confirmed in a letter to the Gwich’in Steering Committee that it will not provide coverage or investment support for projects […]

Prayer Vigil for the Porcupine Caribou Herd Friday December 18th

December 16, 2020

4pm Ak time, 6pm Mt, 8pm Est.  Special guest representing the American Indian Movement & Society of Native Nations, who have been partnering with the Gwich’in Steering Committee on many national and local events. Navajo […]

Gwich’in Steering Committee Leads 76 Organizations in Telling Insurers to Oppose Destruction of The Sacred Calving Grounds

November 19, 2020

TO: AIG, Allianz, Aviva, AXIS, Chubb, CNA, Generali, Liberty Mutual, Lloyd’s, Markel, Munich Re, QBE, RLI, SCOR, Sompo, Swiss Re, Talanx, The Hartford, Tokio Marine, Travelers, WR Berkley, Zurich We, the Gwich’in Steering Committee and […]

The Gwich’in Steering Committee is Implementing a Youth Board

April 10, 2019

The input from our youth is vital to their future, and to the way we approach this fight to defend the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

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

October 29, 2018

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 […]