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for making kin
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in actiondefend
the sacred

i. advocacy ࿓ land protection ࿓ decolonization

I acknowledge the educational labors of many BIPOC, especially Alaska Native, and non-native people encouraging me on the way to becoming a better relation in decolonization and abolitionist work.

I acknowledge the Peoples & Lands in which much of this work has been happening: Throughout the unceded territories of the Indigenous Peoples of Alaska, particularly, the traditional territories of the lower Tanana Dene Peoples and the Dena’ina Peoples. I acknowledge and honor the ancestral & present land stewardship and place-based knowledge of the peoples of these territories.

At the First Arctic Indigenous Climate Summit, 10-13 June 2019 in Gwichyaa Zhee Fort Yukon, Alaska.

Here is a story of how I experienced it.

At Gwich’in Steering Committee Arctic Refuge Advocacy Training, March 2018.

Here is a story of how I experienced it

ii. arctic climate coalition ࿓
    keep it in the ground

As Fairbanks Climate Action Coalition council member and Keep It In the Ground co-facilitator (2017-2019), collaborations in peaceful, non-violent actions, especially as invited ally with Gwich’in Steering Committee in defense of Iizhik Gwats’an Gwandaii Goodlit Sacred Place Where Life Begins. (In U.S. federal terms, the 10-02 area of the Arctic Refuge).

Here are writings from a campaign I co-organized-30 Days of Alliance for 30 Years of Self-defense, A BLM EIS Scoping Period comment writing campaign (5-15-18 to 6-13-18)

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The Northern Alaska Environmental Center, in 2018, honored me with an “Activist of the Year Award”
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iii. intergenerational respect 
     fossil fuel divestment

As inspired by 350.org from its origins in “Step it Up” : Here is one story about how I first experienced the movement

As NYU Faculty in Liberal Studies 2009-2014–in 2013, student nominations honored me with an NYU Martin Luther King, Jr. Faculty Research Award