Authors and Contributors

Sarah James - Essayist

Sarah James

Sarah James is a Gwich’in activist who lives in Arctic Village, just south of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. She has spoken across the country against development in the refuge and spent three months in 2005 at a vigil in Washington, D.C., drumming, singing, dancing, and praying with other Native Americans to educate the public about human rights issues in the refuge. In 2002 James was co-winner of the prestigious Goldman Environmental Award with two other Gwich’in elders.

Sarah James contributed "Cultural Reflections" to Arctic Wings: Birds of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (Braided River, 2006). To learn more about the Gwich'in Steering Committee, click here.