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Earth911’s Mitch Ratcliffe talks with Jody Potts, an Alaskan native Han Gwich’in environmental and indigenous rights advocate who not too long ago was named to the Explore Fund Council at outside gear maker The North Face. That council guides the corporate’s grant-giving. She is working specifically to launch a program, Native Youth Outdoors, that encourages indigenous children to get outdoors and concerned with nature. With Indigenous People’s Day this month, and a lot controversy swirling round protections of the Alaskan wilderness, we’re excited to speak with Jody in regards to the challenges and alternatives for constructive change she sees nowadays.