Tribes cross borders to take on Canadian mines

From the left, author and activist Wade Davis, Tlingit-Haida Central Council President Richard Peterson, Tahltan Central Council President Annita McPhee and Tahltan elder Mary Dennis wait to answer questions during a recent forum in Juneau on transboundary mines and the Tahltans’ “Sacred Headwaters.”  (Ed Schoenfeld/CoastAlaska)Tribal leaders from Alaska and Canada say it’s time to work together to oppose mines affecting both sides of the border.

Rain reduces Tongass forest fire warning

The risk of fires in Southeast’s Tongass National Forest has dropped.

Mallott leaving Sealaska to focus on campaign

Byron Mallott poses at KRBD-FM in Ketchikan during a campaign visit. The candidate for governor says he will leave Sealaskas board of directors next month.Bryon Mallott will leave Sealaska’s board of directors next month to spend more time campaigning for governor.

Peggy Wilson ending long legislative career

PeggyWilsonSoutheast Alaska's longest-serving lawmaker is retiring. Peggy Wilson says she will not seek re-election to her Wrangell-based House district.

Legislature backs Tongass takeover plan

(USDA photo)The Legislature has voted to support state plans to take over acreage in the Tongass National Forest.

Big change in tribal leadership coming

2-26-13 Ed Thomas, THCC, addresses Southeast Conference 3Four people are running for president of the Tlingit-Haida Central Council.

Sealaska dividends include no corporate earnings

The spring dividend for most Sealaska shareholders will be $721, but some will receive less than a tenth of that amount.

New SEACC director targets transboundary mines

malena marvin SEACC at glacier cropped more squareAn environmental activist from Oregon is the Southeast Alaska Conservation Council's new executive director.

Bill would help fund two Southeast mines

Two Southeast Alaska mines could get close to $300 million in state support under a bill moving through the Legislature.

Southeast tribes meet in Craig about Canadian mines

The Stikine River empties into the ocean near Wrangell. A mine proposed to be built upstream in Canada is worrying some fishermen and tribal leaders. (Ed Schoenfeld/CoastAlaska News)Southeast Alaska tribal leaders meet March 25th and 26th to discuss Canadian mines that could impact regional fisheries.