Folks, here is some information about a Pebble-related event coming up next Friday (Aug. 8) at the Wendy Williamson Auditorium.
Nunamta Aulukestai (Caretakers of Our Lands), a Bristol Bay based non-profit organization, will be hosting a public education event at UAA's Williamson Auditorium on Friday, August 8, 2008 from 4-9 p.m.
The "Protect Bristol Bay, Keep it Wild" event will feature an outdoor salmon bake, a showing of "Native Voices" (a documentary), local reactions to the proposed Pebble mine project, including the last interview with former governor Jay Hammond; speakers will include Dr. Bruce Switzer, Dr. Carol Ann Woody and a number of community leaders and fishermen from Bristol Bay. These talks will be followed by a screening of "Red Gold," a documentary film about the Bristol Bay salmon fishing industry and the proposed Pebble mine. The film was recognized in June by the Telluride Film Festival with an award for excellence.
Nunamta Aulukestai is a Bristol Bay based non-profit organization that has been working to provide information and education about the proposed Pebble mine in the communities of Bristol Bay. Nunamta Aulukestai, a consortium of Native village corporations in Bristol Bay was established to develop and implement collaborative land use management and policies for their lands. "Team Nunamta" a group of Alaska Native college students from Bristol Bay villages is coordinating the event.