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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)


The Northern Alaska Environmental Center, in 2018, honored me with an “Activist of the Year Award”

iii. intergenerational respect 
     fossil fuel divestment

As inspired by 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