The Latest by Grand Chief Ruth Massie

Grand Chief of CYFN

Ruth Massie is Grand Chief of the Council of Yukon First Nations and a board member of the Arctic Athabaskan Council. She was previously chief of the Ta'an Kwäch'än Council in Whitehorse, Canada.

April 24, 2013

Arctic Athabaskans Urge Black Carbon Reductions to Protect Homelands

Our homelands—the Arctic wildlife and ecosystems that are the foundation of our culture and traditional ways of life—are fast changing. Arctic warming has made the weather, the condition of the ice, and the behaviors and location of fish and wildlife so unpredictable that our Elders no longer feel confident teaching younger people traditional ways. If …