HB Report #8: Solidarity with the Gwich’in People
Committee: none (House of Bishops only)
Summary: “With open and broken hearts,” this resolution acknowledged “the struggle and plight of the Gwich’in People,” reaffirmed the church’s opposition to drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (which is sacred to the indigenous Gwich’in nation), and states respect for the wisdom and authority of the Gwich’in elders and leaders. This resolution was a statement of the mind of the bishops only, not intended to pass both houses. Learn more from Episcopal News Service.
Final Status: Adopted.
Resolution on Virtual Binder.