Gwich’in Steering Committee Statement on Third Response from the United Nations to Imminent Rights Violations from U.S. Oil and Gas Development in the Arctic Refuge

The Gwich’in Steering Committee has noted a third letter from the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (UN CERD). The letter, delivered to the U.S. Government on December 3, 2021, upheld concerns raised […]

GSC Scorecard Rates Insurance Companies on Arctic Refuge Policies

International insurers win gold and silver medals while American companies fall short For Immediate Release FAIRBANKS, ALASKA (August 10, 2021) – Today the Gwich’in Steering Committee sent to domestic and international insurance companies a scorecard […]

Gwich’in Steering Committee Youth Council Speaks at the 14th Session of the UN Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

On Monday, July 12, the Gwich’in Steering Committee Youth Council was invited to give a live statement at the North America and Africa regional meeting of the 14th session of the Expert Mechanism on the […]

Gwich’in Steering Committee Statement on Directional Drilling

The Gwich’in Steering Committee has learned that one of the new holders of a lease in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge may extract oil from the Coastal Plain by drilling directionally into the land from […]

Corporate Commitment to Protect the Arctic Refuge

Updated 10/20/22 The Gwich’in Steering Committee has engaged directly with global banks, energy companies and insurers to ask for policy to protect the Arctic Refuge and impacted Indigenous communities from the harms of fossil fuel […]

First North American insurer confirms it will not support destruction of Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

AXIS Capital’s announcement follows recent flawed, rushed and likely illegal Arctic Refuge lease sale FAIRBANKS, ALASKA – AXIS Capital—one of the world’s leading insurers with $25.6 billion in assets and offices across North America—confirmed in […]

Gwich’in Seek Immediate Remedy to Protect their Human Rights

Fairbanks, AK – Following the Trump Administration’s call for nominations for oil and gas leases in the sacred calving grounds of the Porcupine Caribou Herd, the Gwich’in Steering Committee filed a Request for Precautionary Measures […]

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

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 […]

Together Apart Report

Read a summary of the Together Apart event which occurred September 24-26, 2020.

We’re Hiring

The Gwich’in Steering Committee is currently hiring for the following positions: Outreach Coordinator – Job Description Executive Assistant – Job Description