Thank you for your interest in Gwich’in Nations and the Porcupine Caribou Herd!
As a reminder this event will take place Sat., Apr. 18, 2 p.m. at the Burke Museum, UW Campus at 17th Ave. NE and NE 45th St.
For over 30 years the Gwich’in Nation has worked to protect the Coastal Plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, the birthing grounds of the Porcupine Caribou Herd upon which Gwich’in villages throughout Alaska and Canada depend. Adeline Raboff and her daughter, Princess Daazhraii Johnson, will present stories, photographs and a film about the Gwich’in Nation’s connection to the Porcupine Caribou Herd and their advocacy work protecting the herds calving grounds. In addition to an immediate threat from oil and gas development, the Coastal Plain is also at the forefront of climate change.
Both mother and daughter have traveled internationally for years speaking on the need to protect Gwich’in human rights. Adeline is a published historian and genealogist and has been featured in the award winning documentary Oil on Ice. Princess is the former executive director of the Gwich’in Steering Committee and the recipient of the Sally A. Kabisch ‘Spirit of the Wilderness’ award.