Published on November 8, 2011 by Amy
Sarah James is a native Gwich’in from Arctic Village, Alaska, USA, and a board member of the International Indian Treaty Council. She was awarded the Goldman Environmental Prize in 2002, together with Jonathon Solomon and Norma Kassi. They received the prize for their struggles for protection of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) from plans of oil exploration and drilling. Oil and gas exploration would disturb the life cycle of the Porcupine caribou, which has been a foundation for the Gwich’in culture for 20,000 years.
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Birth Name: Sarah James
Place of Birth: Arctic Village, Alaska, USA
Date of Birth: unknown