Bernadette Demientieff

Bernadette Demientieff

Bernadette Demientieff is the Executive Director of the Gwich’in Steering Committee. twitter.com/ourarcticrefuge

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In the midst of this global pandemic, instead of focusing on how they can be supportive of Indigenous communities, the Trump administration continues to disrespect and disregard sacred land to our people. (Photo: USFWS/Flickr cc) Views
Friday, November 27, 2020
As Gwich'in, We Will Never Stop Fighting for Our Land
Despite losing the election, the Trump administration is barreling ahead with oil and gas development in the calving grounds of the Porcupine caribou herd, known as the coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska. In a last ditch effort, they issued a call for nominations to...
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Bank of America is the only major American bank that has not yet ruled out funding for destructive drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. (Photo by Andrew Lichtenstein/Corbis via Getty Images) Views
Monday, September 21, 2020
Why Is Bank of America Still Open to Funding the Destruction of Our Homelands in the Arctic?
Bank of America’s customers may have noticed that recently the bank has been standing out from the rest of its peers. Unfortunately, it hasn’t been in a good way. Right now, Bank of America is the only major American bank that has not yet ruled out funding for destructive drilling in the Arctic...
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