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Evon Peter is the Executive Director of Native Movement and former Chief of the Neetsaii Gwich'in from Arctic Village in northeastern Alaska. He has served as the Co-Chair of the Gwich'in Council International and on the Executive Board of the Alaska Inter-Tribal Council. Evon has experience within the United Nations and Arctic Council forum representing Indigenous and environmental interests. He dedicates a significant portion of his time to youth leadership development, movement and coalition building, and gathering facilitation. He holds a bachelors degree in Alaska Native studies with a minor in Political Science and is pursuing a Masters degree in Rural Development from the University of Alaska, Fairbanks. Evon is featured in the 2005 award winning feature film "Homeland: Four Portraits of Native Action," that follows the work of four Indigenous people who are working on issues of Environmental Justice in North America.
Alaska 101 for Presidential Candidates
McCain's choice of Sarah Palin opened a political window into Alaska. A close look reveals approximately 130,000 Alaska Native people facing ongoing violations of their human rights.
Friday, September 19, 2008(3 comments)
An Indigenous Vision to Heal America
An Indigenous reflection on what it will take to pull America through its current turmoil, based in a healing from the past, beginning with reconciliation of the Unites States relationship with Indigenous Peoples.