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Sarah James, a Gwichin elder from Arctic Village

Sarah James, a Gwichin elder from Arctic Village, Alaska, is the board chair and a spokesperson for the Gwichin Steering Committee, and has educated people around the world about the porcupine-caribou herd and the importance of protecting the Sacred Place where Life Begins (the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge) from oil exploration and drilling. She has received many awards, including the prestigious Goldman Environmental Prize, the National Conservation Land Trust Award and the Ecotrust Award for Indigenous Leadership.