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Rising Hearts
Rising Hearts is an Indigenous-led grassroots group devoted to elevating Indigenous voices and promoting intersectional collaborative efforts across all movements with the goals of racial, social, climate, and economic justice. Our Primary focuses are to inform, elevate, mobilize, and organize through strategic and targeted advocacy, establishing collaborative partnerships to help create a better and safer future and environment for all of our relatives who inhabit this planet, past, present and future.

Sovereign Ińupiat for a Living Arctic (Stop Willow Project) 

Sovereign Inupiat for a Living Arctic started with three young people who wanted positive change. Their backgrounds were different; a young man who grew up in the Arctic Slope hunting, fishing, and working in a variety of community positions. A young mother of five Inupiaq children who grew up on the Arctic Slope finishing her masters in rural development. A young Inupiaq woman who grew up in Fairbanks and Anchorage Alaska with family rooted in the slope working in environmental justice organizing. 

In May of 2019 the three attended the Frontline Oil and Gas conference held in Ponca OK. They were inspired to try and create a place to share what they had learned across the slope, the experiences and stories. They wanted to hold their leaders accountable and let their voices be heard, but most of all they wanted to find hope. 

In December of 2019 they released their website, Since then they have tried, failed, and tried again. A grassroots movement that started to gain momentum with elders and community support. Today we have an advisory board, two staff members, and are housed under the Northern Environmental Center. We strive to continue this work in a good way with Iñupiaqatigiigñiq: Traditional Iñupiat Values at the core of everything we do. 

Learn more about the Willow Project:

Online: (select Sovereign Ińupiat for a Living Arctic)

Or Check: Send a check to Northern Alaska Environmental Center, 830 College Rd, Fairbanks, AK 99701 and put SILA in the memo line.


Funds will support their continued work to defend the Amazon against deforestation. The nonprofit, led by Neidinha Bandeira and Txai Suruí, has been supporting Indigenous communities for decades in their fight for sovereignty and the battle against the climate crisis, as well as leading scientific studies for conservation. And highlight where violence against Indigenous land protectors and human rights violations are clearly seen in their fight to protect the Amazon.  You can also learn more about their work and involvement in the National Geographic documentary, The Territory (streaming on Disney+)




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