“Caribou is our way of life, just like the buffalo is to the Plains Indians. It’s our song, it’s our dance, it’s our story.” — Neets’aii Gwich’in leader Sarah James.
A land acknowledgment is a formal way to recognize the Indigenous peoples who have come before you, and who were removed — often violently — from their land due to colonization.
Our feathered friends need a wild, ecologically healthy Tongass. (This post originally appeared on the Environment America blog.)