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Faith Gemmill

Organization: Resisting Environmental Destruction on Indigenous Lands (REDOIL)
City/Country: ALASKA

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REDOIL, Alaskans and Our Allies kicked sHELL out of the Arctic! ….. “This is an amazing result of the fight to defend the Arctic. Insane energy policy plans such as Shell’s risky Arctic Drilling endeavors which promote more extraction of fossil fuels at a time of climate crisis gave birth to a peoples movement to stand up for the Earth and her finite resources. Today I honor to all that took on this fight, and stood with us. The fight to protect the Arctic is far from over, but this is definitely a victory for the people, especially the Inupiat who have been on the forefront of protecting the Arctic ecosystem, which sustains their ancestral whaling way of life. We hope that the company realizes Arctic Drilling should be totally scrapped since the risks outweigh the benefits.” ~Faith Gemmill, Neets’aii Gwich’in/Pit River/Wintu, Executive Director Resisting Environmental Destruction of Indigenous Lands (REDOIL)