Norma Kassi

  • Norma Kassi is a Vuntut Gwitchin (People of the Lakes) teacher, scholar, activist, and community leader from Yukon Territory, Canada. She is co-founder and director of Indigenous Collaboration at the Arctic Institute of Community-Based Research, a former member of the Yukon Legislative Assembly, and a former chief of the Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation. Norma was awarded the prestigious Goldman Environmental Prize in 2002, together with Gwich'in leaders Sarah James and the late Jonathon Solomon, for their work on protecting the calving grounds of the Porcupine Caribou Herd in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

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