The Canadian government deemed the Sinixt tribe “extinct” and reclaimed their land. The Sinixt still have federal recognition in the United States, however.
Mallott discusses transboundary mine negotiations, budget gap
Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott said it was important for him to see the Unuk, one of the transboundary rivers that flows from British Columbia into Alaska. Those rivers are a subject of concern because of Canadian mining activity.
British Columbia government withholds key mining permit
British Columbia officials are delaying permits for an open-pit mine near a river that flows into the ocean south of Ketchikan. They say Pacific Booker Minerals has not proved it can keep toxic water out of nearby waterways. The developer says it has.
B.C. gives KSM mine environmental OK
A controversial mine planned for an area northeast of Ketchikan just won environmental approval from the British Columbia government.
UAS and Yukon College partnership advances Native language efforts
“All of the Yukon First Nation languages will benefit from the stronger partnership here,” says Tosh Southwick, director of First Nation initiatives at Yukon College.
Alaskans join Idle No More movement
Alaskans are joining the Canadian First Nations’ Idle No More movement.