April 27th and 28th, 2016, Klawock, Alaska
This two-day event was held at the Klawock, Alaska School Gym. An annual event, the Mining Symposium consists of sessions with presentations by mining representatives, governing agencies, interested groups, and residents of Prince of Wales Island. These sessions include current mining projects and mining issues that may concern the residents of Prince of Wales Island and Southeast Alaska.
Alaska’s Lieutenant Governor Byron Mallott attended in person and spoke to our audience. Presentations also included a short film “WE EAT FISH”, Fish Consumption Rate and Human Health Criteria, as well as Sealaska’s Approach to Mineral Development in SE Alaska, the University of Alaska Southeast’s Mining Program, Tailings Dam Failures, The Use of Sediment Trend Analysis. Seabridge Gold Vice President Brent Murphy attended from Canada to speak about the Kerr-Sulphurets-Mitchell (KSM) Project.
After the discussion on the first day, we had a dinner of seafood lasagna and clam fettucini prepared by Robin Thomas and Touch of Class Catering. We followed dinner with a performance by Klawock’s “Heinyaa Kwaan” Dance Group. We include lunch each day along with coffee, water, and light snacks in the registration fee.
The Mining Symposium provides a unique forum for information exchange and issue discussion among
stakeholders, landowners, and the indigenous people of Southeast Alaska. Participants include
Tribes, mining companies, power entities, regulatory entities, government officials, educational institutions,
and many other concerned community members.