Prince of Wales mining symposium to be held on April 27-28

Prince of Wales Island-Wide Mining Symposium to be held on April 27-28

The sixth annual Prince of Wales Island-Wide Mining Symposium will be held on April 27-28 at the Klawock School Gym in Klawock. The symposium is hosted by the Organized Village of Kasaan.

The Mining Symposium will consist of sessions with presentations by mining representatives, governing agencies, interested groups, and residents of Prince of Wales Island.

The symposium provides a unique forum for information exchange and issue discussion among stakeholders, landowners, and the indigenous people of Southeast Alaska.

Scheduled speakers include Lt. Gov.Byron Mallott, Central Council of Tlingit and Haida President Richard Peterson, Canadian First Nations leaders such as Regional Chief Shane Gottfriedson of the BC Assembly of First Nations and Dave Porter of the BC First Nations Energy & Mining Council and the Tahltan Central Council.

Presentations will include the short film “We Eat Fish,” “Sealaska’s Approach to Mineral Development in SE Alaska,” “The University of Alaska Southeast’s Mining Program.” Other topics include tailings dam failures, sediment trend analysis and the Kerr-Sulphurets-Mitchell (KSM) Project in British Columbia.

Dinner on the first day will be followed by a performance of Klawock’s “Heinyaa Kwaan” Dance Group. The dinner plus lunch each day are included in the registration fee.

To register, go online to There is space for about 100 attendees.

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