Tiokasin Ghosthorse welcomes back Chase Huntley from The Wilderness Society. Chase oversees The Wilderness Society’s energy and climate change program, which focuses on guiding needed development, protecting wild places and reducing emissions. Prior to The Wilderness Society, he worked at the Government Accountability Office leading teams evaluating energy and climate change programs. Chase has previously worked for an energy subcommittee at the U.S. House of Representatives, in the chief’s office at the U.S. Forest Service and for the Great Lakes Commission. He has masters degrees in natural resources and public policy from the University of Michigan and a bachelors degree in government and philosophy from Claremont McKenna College.
In the second half-hour, Dwaine Perry is Chief of the Ramapough-Lunaape Nation. Chief Perry has a long history of advocacy and has sat with elders and Indigenous leaders in the Himalayas, the Andes and throughout North America, seeking and coalescing the seeds of unity and truth remaining in the colonized mind. He champions human rights today, focusing primarily on issues concerning the Ramapough Lunaape Nation and the Indigenous community at-large. Chief Perry was a staunch supporter of the activities at Standing Rock and called for all people in the New Jersey/New York region who could not go personally to Standing Rock to join the Ramapough people in solidarity in opposition to the Dakota Access Pipeline, the Pilgrim Pipeline that threatens lands in the New York and New Jersey region, and all forms of environmental genocide, greed and avarice.