Last summer, the Gwich’in Nation gathered in Arctic Village, Alaska just to the south of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. For the Gwich'in people, their entire way of life is inextricably tied to the porcupine caribou herd whose calving grounds are in the coastal plain of the Refuge -- lands which are threatened by oil development. That's why the Gwich'in have, since 1988, tirelessly called upon our nation's leaders to permanently protect the coastal plain of the Refuge.
The Gwich’in Nation spans 15 villages throughout northeast Alaska and northwest Canada. Every two years the Gwich’in come together to reaffirm their commitment to protect the porcupine caribou herd and their way of life.
Last year was no different, and the resolution was passed unanimously by members of the Gwich'in Nation.
Will you support the Gwich'in Nation in their call to action by signing on to the resolution to permanently protect the coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge?