Gwich’in Nation delegation travels to Washington, D.C. to discuss ANWR

By Amy Kenny  Local Journalism Initiative Reporter We’ve lost count, that’s what Gwich’in tribal leaders say about the number of times they’ve travelled to Washington, D.C. to discuss the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR). Seventeen representatives of the Gwich’in Nation from across Canada and the U.S. are in Washington this week to meet with the Biden administration and congress about protecting ANWR from oil and gas drilling. Three of those representatives spoke with the News from D.C. on Dec. 4. Karlas Norman was one of them. “We want to make it as easy to protect  that land  as it is to open it to development,” said Norman, a council member with the Arctic Village Council. “It should be as easy to protect life as it is to start an oil…

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