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Gwich’in Nation reaffirms resolution calling for permanent protections for sacred lands in the Arctic Refuge

Old Crow, Yukon, Canada – Delegates of the Gwich’in Nation from Alaska and Canada met in Old Crow on July 19, the first full day of the 2022 Gwich’in Gathering, to unanimously reaffirm a resolution calling for protections for the birthplace and nursery grounds of the Porcupine caribou herd. The resolution calls for the United […]

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Gwich’in leaders thank the Biden administration and Secretary Haaland for taking another step toward protecting sacred lands in the Arctic Refuge

The Gwich’in Steering Committee thanks the Biden administration and Secretary Haaland for pausing the leasing program for the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and suspending  leases of sacred lands. Now it calls on the administration to continue to take action to protect these lands. “The Gwich’in Nation is grateful and heartened by the news that the […]

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The Gwich’in Nation vows to protect sacred lands in the Arctic Refuge

WASHINGTON, Sept. 12, 2019  — The Gwich’in Nation vowed to protect sacred lands today after the Bureau of Land Management released a Final Environmental Impact Statement promoting oil & gas exploitation in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. The document is the result of a hasty, flawed, inadequate, and secretive review process that disregarded concerns about […]