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October 14th 2013:Protecting The Environment of Indigenous Peoples (IP)

A Pit River/Wintu and Neets’aii Gwich’in Athabascan from the Arctic Village in Alaska, Faith Gemmill, is the Executive Director of Resisting Environmental Destruction on Indigenous Lands (REDOIL). In 2002 a group of Alaskan Indigenous Peoples representing each region in Alaska created REDOIL to share their knowledge and strategies with each other to address the detrimental impact of the oil and gas development in Alaska. She shares the importance of protecting the lands of the IP from environmental degradation through fossil fuel extraction, pollution, and the exploitation and commodification

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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-Pre
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