Faith  Gemmill

Faith Gemmill

Faith Gemmill, a Pit River/ Wintu and Neets'aii Gwich'in Athabascan from Arctic Village, Alaska, is the Executive Director of REDOIL (Resisting Environmental Destruction on Indigenous Lands) She is a field representative of the International Indian Treaty Council (IITC), an organization of Indigenous Peoples working for the Sovereignty and Self-Determination of Indigenous Peoples and the recognition and protection of Indigenous Rights, Traditional Cultures and Sacred Lands. She has represented the Gwich'in Nation at the United Nations to advocate for the recognition of Gwich'in human rights, and for the rights and recognition of Indigenous Peoples. Faith also currently serves as the Vice-President of the California Indian Environmental Alliance that addresses mining contaminants, including mercury. Faith has given her time and talents to addressing issues regarding Indigenous Lands and Rights for nearly two decades including service of Alaska Inter-Tribal Council and Honor the Earth.