NR – Government of Yukon extends staking prohibition for Kaska asserted traditional territory.

The Government of Yukon has extended the prohibition of mineral staking in the Kaska asserted traditional territory outside the Ross River Area until April 30, 2018. Extending the mineral staking prohibition will provide the Government of Yukon and Kaska governments more time to adequately address the mineral declarations stemming from the Kaska Dena Council mining case. Quotes: “Our government is committed to identifying solutions that respect both Kaska’s and the Yukon government’s interests in land and resource management. By continuing to work closely with First Nations, I believe we can build a strong mineral sector in Yukon that protects the environment and provides tangible benefits to our communities while respecting First Nations’ rights and interests.”  –Minister of Energy, Mines and Resources Ranj Pillai

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