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New work for @sierraclub documenting the Gwich’in Nation, Society of Native Nations, friends and allies, hand delivering 100,000 comments condemning the Texas based company, SAExploration, plans to exploit the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and the Gwich’in way of life. #sierraclub #defendthesacred #gwichin #defend #arcticnationalwildliferefuge This year, a little-known company called SAExploration became notorious for their plans to conduct seismic oil testing in the Arctic Refuge. And for months, their Texas-based executive team has refused to listen to the calls and emails from activists, scientists and Indigenous leaders all demanding that they abandon this project. So on Monday, we brought our message to their headquarters in Houston. Together with the Gwich'in Steering Committee and local Indigenous groups, we hand-delivered twenty-one boxes with over 100,000 messages condemning SAExploration's plans to exploit the Refuge. Their response was predictable -- and shameful. Their executives refused to meet with the Gwich'in, despite the fact that oil exploration would threaten the tribe’s food security. But we did what we came to do. We showed this company that people across the country will hold them accountable for what happens in the Arctic. And we couldn't have done it without your help. Protecting the Arctic Refuge means playing the long game, and this fight is far from over. But SAExploration's seismic testing project is already months behind schedule1 -- proof that we’re making progress, and that we can't let up now. Thanks for all you do to protect the Arctic, Lena Moffitt Senior Director, Our Wild America Campaign PS: Over the holidays, the Trump administration released an Environmental Impact Statement detailing their Arctic drilling plans. Please add your comment opposing this plan if you haven’t already.
It’s the final countdownnnnnnnnn..... Are you ready to march, stand with and support our Indigenous relatives to protect our people, our rights, lands and water? We are. See you there! Stay updated at @indigenouspeoplesmovement ✊🏽❤️ #IPM #IndigenousPeoplesMarch #DC #YouAreOnIndianLand #Sovereignty #TribalNations #DefendTheSacred #IndigenousPeoplesMovement