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Alaska Native convention passes climate change declaration


October 24, 2019

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) – The Alaska Federation of Natives convention approved a declaration of a climate change emergency after a dispute over climate change and resource development, news organizations reported.

Delegates to the group’s convention in Fairbanks approved the declaration Saturday.

The resolution calling for the reinstatement of a climate change task force was the result of a measure drafted at a prior Elders and Youth

Conference and presented by two high school students, 15-year-old Nanieezh Peter and 17-year-old Quannah Chasing Horse Potts.

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