White Mountains National Recreation Area is Gwich'in Land

White Mountains Alaska

{White Mountains National Recreation Area originally posted by US Interior} Just reminder that even though these beautiful landscapes are represented as remote wildernesses and as places people go to mostly for recreation, for the Gwich’in, this is not a tourist destination, it is a homeland. Ethical outdoor recreation means taking into account the indigenous people who live and making a living in the area you are only visiting. As many fight today for public land conservation down at Bears Ears, remember that all public land was first Native land. Respect the land and respect the people. #publiclandisnativeland