On December 10 & 11 Carl Moore (Chairman) and Dave John (Treasurer) Headed to Washington DC to stand in solidarity with the Gwich’In Nation, Their Ancestral lands, including the coastal plain ( “Iizhik Gwats’ an Gwandaii Goodlit” / “the sacred place where life begins” of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Northeast Alaska. The coastal plain provides a sheltered calving grounds for the Porcupine caribou herd that has sustained the Gwich’In people since time immemorial. The Trump Administration is launching an aggressive oil and gas leasing schedule to attempt to auction off the fragile coastal plain for destructive drilling.
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The Gwich’In Nation are among many Indigenous leaders fighting this Administration’s reckless “energy dominance” agenda.
This agenda furthers the destructive legacy of colonization in the United States. When our fights are picked off one at a time, we are discounted. We are stronger together. Tribes and our allies nationwide are standing together to unite against the Trump Administration’s attack on our human rights.
Other Nations and Organizations that stood in solidarity with the Gwich’In Nation that attended.
Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, Navajo Nation, Lummi Nation, Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe, Muisca Tribe, Pokanoket Tribe, Senrca Nation, Corrizo/ Comecrudo Tribe of Texas, Oglala Lakota, Ponka Nation, Ahtna Dene, Native Nations, FANG, Utah Dine Bikeya, Indigenous Environmental Network, Rocky Mountain Tribal Leaders, Society of Native Nations, L’eau est la vie camp and of course Pandos.
For more info: www.gwichinsteeringcommittee.org