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SOMPO Joins the Growing List of Insurance Companies with Policies that Protect the Arctic Refuge

June 2, 2022

A Total of 14 International Insurers No Longer Support Oil and Gas Drilling in the Sacred Coastal Plain FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Fairbanks, AK – On May 27, the Japanese-based insurance company SOMPO released a new […]

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 […]

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 […]