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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