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In June 2002, a group of Alaska Natives came together in Cordova to share knowledge experience and strategies for addressing the detrimental impacts of oil and gas development in Alaska. The meeting in Cordova resulted in the formation of an Alaska network, which is Resisting Environmental Destruction on Indigenous Lands, or REDOIL. The REDOIL network consists of grassroots Alaska Natives of the Inupiat, Yupik, Aleut, Tlingit, Gwich'in, Eyak and Denaiana Athabascan tribes. The REDOIL network addresses the human and ecological health impacts of the unsustainable development practices of the fossil fuel industry in Alaska.