Resolution No. 2017-04 - Passed by Consensus Protection of the 1002 Lands Whereas; The Porcupine Caribou herd is very important to the Vuntut Gwitchin - it is at the heart of our culture; Whereas; The Porcupine Caribou herd is an international herd and is very important to many Indigenous cultures who rely on the herd for many thousands of years. Whereas; The Vuntut Gwitchin have been lobbying the US and Canadian governments for the protection of the Porcupine Caribou herd calving grounds. Whereas; The Vuntut Gwitchin have also educated southern US Indigenous Tribes. Whereas; Our leaders have not yet met directly with the Inuit peoples who have development in the 1002 lands: Therefore Be It Resolved; 1. Our leaders, Elders and youth reach out directly to the Indigenous peoples who develop oil and gas in sensitive key areas to discuss a plan that includes both Alaskan and Canadian oil and gas interests as well as protection for our future generations.