We stand with the People

The Gwich’in Nation, living in Alaska and Canada and 9,000 strong, make their home on or near the migratory route of the Porcupine Caribou Herd, and have depended on this herd for their subsistence and culture for thousands of years. The Gwich’in people have worked to protect these lands for generations. They strongly oppose this dangerous rush to drill, which threatens to alter caribou migrations and lower caribou birth rates, risking the Gwich’in way of life.

The Gwich’in people call the coastal plain of the Arctic Refuge, Iizhik Gwats'an Gwandaii Goodlit, which means “The Sacred Place Where Life Begins." They are spiritually and culturally tied to the health of the Porcupine Caribou Herd and the coastal plain. Protecting the caribou is a matter of basic human rights. 

Join us to stand with the Gwich’in people and Iñupiat communities that have dedicated their lives to protecting this sacred place.

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We protect the Environment

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