First Nation takes Yukon gov’t to court over ‘fundamentally flawed’ consultations | CBC News The First Nation of Na-Cho Nyäk Dun in Yukon is in court this week, arguing that the territorial government “utterly, utterly” ignored its duty to consult before approving a mineral exploration project in its traditional territory last year.
Yukon fire crews fight to contain fires near Finlayson Lake, Carmacks | CBC News Yukon fire crews are targetting wildfires near Carmacks and the Finlayson Lake fire, with the hopes of reopening a key highway when fire becomes less extreme and visibility improves.
The complicated ethics of wildlife photography | The Narwhal Captivating photos can benefit animals by raising awareness for conservation issues, but there’s a thin line between help and harm
Frustrations grow along Yukon River as salmon fishing remains closed for second year amid record low runs
Frustrations grow along Yukon River as salmon fishing remains closed for second year amid record low runs – Alaska Public Media It’s a grim outlook for Yukon River Chinook and summer chum salmon.
‘She’s perfect and she’s beautiful’: Frozen baby woolly mammoth discovered in Yukon gold fields | CBC News The Yukon government’s paleontologist is calling a frozen baby woolly mammoth found this week near Dawson City the ‘most important discovery in paleontology in North America.’
Kudz Ze Kayah approval is a ‘blatant disregard’ of First Nations rights: Ross River Dena Chief – Yukon News Ross River Dena Council’s “comprehensive 48-page submission” is called “a letter” in decision document for major mine
Yukon’s Kudz Ze Kayah mining project gets go-ahead from governments | CBC News Despite finding the project will have “significant adverse effects” to, among others, water, traditional use of land and wildlife, primarily the Finlayson caribou herd, the Yukon Environmental and Socio-economic Assessment Board said the effects can be mitigated.
No sport fishing for salmon on Yukon River again this year, as numbers stay low | CBC News It’s become the norm in recent years — the closure of the once-popular recreational salmon fishery on the Yukon River. And it’s happening again this summer, for both chinook and chum salmon.
First Nation reclaims territory by declaring Indigenous protected area in Canada Persistent rain couldn’t dampen the high spirits of Mamalilikulla First Nation members and their guests on a dark day in May. As lowering clouds played hide-and-seek with soaring mountains, the Nation shared lunch and performed traditional songs and dances in their remote territory on…
Proposal for road over McIntyre creek stirs concerns from 2 environmental groups | CBC News Two local environmental organizations are hoping to put an end to the proposed construction of a road through a sensitive ecological area in the city.