Thank you, House Natural Resources Committee!

Thank you, House Natural Resources Committee!

On May 1, members of the House Natural Resource Committee made a historic vote to move H.R. 1146, the Arctic Cultural and Coastal Plain Protection Act, forward. Today, we sent those members of Congress a thank you letter signed by 181 Alaskans from 43 communities,...
Beneath the Surface of Alaska Mining Day

Beneath the Surface of Alaska Mining Day

A few years ago, the Alaska mining industry’s political allies declared May 10 Alaska Mining Day, with the intention to “recognize and honor the intrepid individuals and industry that played an enormous role in settling and developing the territory and the state and...
Arctic Refuge Action: What’s Next?

Arctic Refuge Action: What’s Next?

“Protecting the coastal plain is protecting our identity, our human rights, and our culture. We need to protect the coastal plain because it gives us life. It makes us who we are. Those who attempt to exploit this sacred place have taken aim at our communities and...
Arctic Refuge Draft EIS Talking Points

Arctic Refuge Draft EIS Talking Points

Background The Gwich’in people, who have depended on the resources of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge since time immemorial, are united in their opposition to oil and gas development in the coastal plain. Their way of life is inextricably tied to the caribou of...
The Northern Line, Winter 2018

The Northern Line, Winter 2018

We’re pleased to announce the publication of the Winter 2018 edition of The Northern Line! The issue is available online, and limited print copies will be available at our office soon. Read the editor’s note below, and the entire issue on issuu.com. Enjoy!...
Stand for Being Heard

Stand for Being Heard

I caught my first salmon almost by accident. Canvassing a beach on Montague Island for glass fishing floats, we came across a creek so choked with pinks, I tried to bear-hug one out of the current into my arms. I ended up with a soaked chest instead of a fish, so we...
Speaking out and learning from the Kuskokwim

Speaking out and learning from the Kuskokwim

On August 13, the Army Corps of Engineers issued their Record of Decision (ROD) on the Donlin Gold Mine, authorizing the project to move forward despite local concerns. In a press release, Mary Matthias, the Natural Resources Director for the Orutsaramiut Native...
How can you speak out for the Refuge?

How can you speak out for the Refuge?

The scoping period for the preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement for leasing the coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge ended on June 19. Scoping was the first step in public engagement required by the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)....