August 3 2010

Message from the Gwichin Nation


Arctic Native people of the  Gwich’in Nation to send aerial message

Ft-Yukon-'Protect'-Wide-1.jpgJuly 21, 2010 BP’s Gulf oil spill devastation prompts Arctic Native people of the Gwich’in Nation to send aerial message with their bodies to protect the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge from oil development. The ‘Protect’ image, that includes a Porcupine Caribou Herd antler and threatened Yukon River Salmon, was captured at the Gwich’in Gathering at the confluence of the Yukon and Porcupine Rivers, Fort Yukon, Alaska. The message was dedicated to the memory of the late Jonathon Solomon Sr.

Luci Beach
Executive Director
Gwich’in Steering Committee
122 First Avenue, Box 2
Fairbanks, AK 99701
907-458-8264 phone
gwichin1@alaska.net

4 Responses to “Message from the Gwichin Nation”

  1. Z from Chicago says:

    That’s pretty amazing.

  2. Charles says:

    OMG what a beautiful sight ppsstt Bob you bring the bait & the fishing poles & I’ll bring my BIG cooler full(not of food)& we’ll have a blast even if we DON’T catch any fish by the time the cooler is empty who the hell cares if there’s any fish to fry(NOT ME)

  3. Suzie says:

    Not sure how I missed this but that’s awesome! What beautiful country and I agree it needs to be protected.

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