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Morning Worship for the Arctic

Published: Dec. 18, 2020


Protect the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge!

Dear Friends: In these 30 days prior to the proposed lease sales on the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge Coastal Plain, Gwich'in and Iñupiat peoples are calling upon protectors to join in prayer and advocacy for protection of their sacred place.

In solidarity with this request, Alaskan Friends invite you to join us in 30 minutes of Worship and prayer for Protection of “Iizhik Gwats’an Gwandaii Goodlit” (The Sacred Place Where Life Begins) on

Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday for the next five weeks (dates listed below)
30 minutes starting
8:30 AM Pacific = 9:30 AM Mountain
Click here to join the zoom meeting.
Meeting ID: 853 9139 7995
Passcode: 638514

        +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)
        +1 669 900 9128 US (San Jose)
        +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)
        +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)

The Gwich’in people are a tribe in the northern part of Alaska and Canada, the Gwich’in people have relied on the Porcupine Caribou Herd for thousands of years, for food, cultural and spiritual needs. The Porcupine Caribou Herd migrates to the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge coastal plain every year to give birth. The Coastal Plain is sacred to the Gwich’in, it has been passed down from generation to generation that we must protect the special place for future generations, so that all the animals that live and migrate to this area will always be protected. This area is known to the Gwich’in as “Iizhik Gwats’an Gwandaii Goodlit” (The Sacred Place Where Life Begins).

Will you stand with us to permanently protect the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge-Coastal Plain, the Porcupine Caribou Herd and the Gwich’in Way of life?  Mashii’ choo!

Click here for the Gwich'in Steering Committee's website homepage

Dates – Every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday through January 22
        Dec 21, 2020
        Dec 23, 2020
        Dec 25, 2020
        Dec 28, 2020
        Dec 30, 2020
        Jan 1, 2021
        Jan 4, 2021
        Jan 6, 2021
        Jan 8, 2021
        Jan 11, 2021
        Jan 13, 2021
        Jan 15, 2021
        Jan 18, 2021
        Jan 20, 2021
        Jan 22, 2021

from Cathy Walling, Chena Ridge Friends Meeting (12/15/2020)