The tribe’s withdrawal removes a longtime pillar of support for the project.
The Calista Corporation, along with two private individuals from Scammon Bay and Hooper Bay, are suing the Alaska Redistricting Board.
The decision comes after an administrative law judge recommended that the DEC should not uphold the certificate in April.
When artist and activist CeeJay Johnson learned moms in Russian Mission couldn’t get baby formula, she asked for help on Facebook and Reddit.
Calista Corp. has reaffirmed its Alaska Federation of Natives membership, in response to a caller on a KYUK talk show who claimed that Calista had pulled out of the organization.
Tribes, organizations, and communities have begun opposing the mine development and organizing.
Sewing atasuaq, or traditional baby parkas, was almost a lost skill. That is, until a 101-year-old Yup’ik Elder helped revive it.
Delegates at the Association of Village Council Presidents’ annual convention overwhelmingly voted to withdraw a 2006 resolution supporting the Donlin Gold mine, then passed a separate resolution that opposes it.
The company that wants to build one of the world’s biggest gold mines is currently renovating a church in a small village on the Kuskokwim River. Why?
Donlin Gold promised to hire local workers for its proposed gold mine. To fulfill that promise, the company knows that it has to start now. And it has to start young.