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New Working Group To Protest Donlin Mine At Calista's Annual Meeting

The Calista Corporation owns the mineral rights to the land where the Donlin gold mine is being developed.
Credit Teresa Cotsirilos / KYUK

A new organization plans to protest the proposed Donlin Gold mine on Friday at the annual meeting of the Calista Regional Native Corporation, which owns the mineral rights on the land where the mine would be located. The Yukon-Kuskokwim River Alliance will host a sit-in before the shareholder meeting held at Bethel Regional High School.

The group is a new local working group that was formed last month to oppose the Donlin mine and protect salmon habitats in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta.

The Yukon-Kuskokwim River Alliance will meet at Bethel Regional High School at 9 a.m. and perform the sit-in at 10 a.m. For more information, call Danielle Craven at 907-545-3379 or email tanukdizon@gmail.com.