Indigenous Impact

Indigenous tribes across the USA & around the world face distinctive challenges not only during times of disaster, but even in calm periods. GEM’s latest initiative of supporting these communities will be done so in direct collaboration with tribal leaders, elders, and residents in order to be most respectful to the lands and the cultural history on which we preform our work. Our Tribal Impact pillar will have year-round programs and missions, solely dedicated to disaster relief, preparedness, and long-term strengthening through education. Through this pillar, we also hope to encourage and empower indigenous voices and rights and be an advocate on local, national, and international levels for the preservation and equality within these communities.

United States
On January 16, 2021 a fire destroyed Tuluksak’s only source of clean, running water in this Alaskan tribal community.