Senator of Guam
Prutehi Litekyan/Save Ritidian
Sabina Perez is a Senator of Guam based in Hagatña, Guam and a core member of Prutehi Litekyan/Save Ritidian, an organization dedicated to the protection of natural and cultural resources and the prevention of environmental degradation on native and sacred lands. Sabina’s scientific research experience, combined with her indigenous background, empowers her to examine information with greater detail and breadth of insight.
Sabina is working to pass and implement policies focused on environmental sustainability and climate resilience in Guam, including Zero Waste, energy independence through conservation and renewables, resilience-focused urban planning, biodiversity preservation, and protection of native habitats and species (both terrestrial and aquatic/marine).
Sabina’s current focus is to mobilize youth and community members to take a stand to protect Litekyan, a sacred land that is currently scheduled to be the site of a firing range complex for the U.S. Marines relocating from Okinawa to Guam. Sabina aims to develop cumulative indicators to incorporate in the federal consistency requirements for military expansion projects, such as the Mariana Island Testing and Training (MITT), in order to aid in asserting the rights of indigenous peoples to their sacred lands.