PUBLISHED: 24 January 2023

First Nation declares protected area in northern B.C.’s Taku River watershed

CBC News

The Taku River Tlingit First Nation in Atlin, B.C., has declared a vast swath of its traditional territory in northern B.C. off-limits to mining and other extractive-resource development. The First Nation has named the 1.8-million hectare Taku River watershed an Indigenous Protected and Conserved Area (IPCA), according to Tlingit law. The one-page declaration, signed by six representatives of the First Nation, says it covers “all lands that bear waters flowing into the Taku River.” Click here to continue reading