Help the Chilkat Indian Village respond to industrial mining. Support government-to-government consultations requested by the CIV.

Governor Dunleavy’s Administration has refused Chilkat Indian Village’s request to establish government-to-government consultation (their right) on the Constantine-Palmer Project.

“This shift in treatment of Tribes by the State of Alaska is disheartening. It demonstrates a complete lack of understanding and respect for the first people of Alaska. The Dunleavy Administration is grossly eroding away at the long lasting relationship that has been built between Tribes and the State of Alaska. Governor Dunleavy’s actions are highly detrimental, to all Alaskan’s who value our way of life over corporate interest and outside shareholders who are permitted to extract our public resources and contaminate our lands, waters, food and communities.”

-Kimberly Strong, Chilkat Indian Village Tribal Council President


Office of the Governor
P.O. Box 110001
Juneau, AK 99811-0001
(907) 465-3500


Contact DOWA and ask them to divest their shares in Constantine.

You can say something like this:

The Palmer Project is in the headwaters of a healthy salmon river, upstream of a traditional indigenous community and a robust fishing and tourist economy. The project is situated in an extreme environment, amid glaciers and avalanche paths, along seismic faults. Polluting this pristine watershed is inevitable with a project like Palmer. We will stand up for our community and work to help prevent this project from moving into production. Please divest your interest in this hazardous, unethical project.


Board of Directors, DOWA Metals and Mining Company, Ltd.
14-1, Sotokanda 4-Chome Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 101-0021, Japan

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Support strengthening local regulations

Local regulations can be stronger than state and federal regulations, which do not adequately protect water quality. Contact the Haines Borough Assembly and ask them to take an active part in the permitting process for the Constantine-Palmer project.

The Haines Borough Assembly is holding public hearings on the proposed Aqueous Hazardous Waste Storage ordinance. This ordinance prohibits the storage of hazardous waste like mining slurry within one mile of surface waters like the Chilkat River and its tributaries.

The next meeting will be held in the Assembly Chambers, Public Safety Building - 213 Haines Highway starting at 6:30 PM on Thursday June 27th.
Let's fill the Assembly Chambers to show the Haines Borough Assembly that we care about where toxic waste can be stored within our Borough!


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