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Thursday, February 28, 2013
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Since late November it's held open houses/public meetings in communities around the Yukon and the Northwest Territories with a stake in the region.
Here's a collection of stories written from the consultation's frontlines during the past few months.
They came, they saw, they puzzled
WHITEHORSE - Dave Loeks had hoped this round of consultations on the Yukon's Peel watershed land use plan would be the last.
Former chief: 'Are we working together?'
MAYO – It’s been almost 20 years since Robert Hager signed the Na-Cho Nyak Dun’s land claim agreement.
'Go back to where it was good'
DAWSON CITY - Chris Clarke is mad. Really mad.
DAWSON CITY – Just hours after Yukon government workers had packed up their Peel maps and heaved a huge sigh of relief that they’d survived seven days of public grilling, a 5.1 magntitude earthquake rattled the mountains in the heart of the watershed.
OLD CROW – Vuntut Gwitchin elder and Yukon dogmushing legend Stephen Frost is a straight shooter.
Stick with final Peel plan, says Old Crow
Gwich'in urge Yukon to accept Peel plan
Gwich'in support Peel plan
'Do the right thing: withdraw your plan'
INUVIK, N.W.T. – It doesn’t seem to matter where the Yukon government sets up its Peel consultation shop, the message it receives is pretty much the same.
'Please, please listen to our people'
Fort McPherson rallies for Peel protection
FORT MCPHERSON, N.W.T. - Fort McPherson residents turned out in force for a Yukon government meeting Tuesday on the Peel River watershed land use plan.
More than 200 people crammed into the Johnny D. Charlie community hall – from school children to elderly grannies – to discuss the river that flows past their front door.
Friday, February 15, 2013
Thursday, February 14, 2013
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Dehn never doubted the Peel would one day be protected and was inspired by the amount of support behind that belief.
They said t
he greatest tribute people can make to Dehn is to tell the Yukon government to accept the Peel commission's final recommended land use plan.
The government is accepting submissions until Feb. 25. They can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
A formal celebration of life for Dehn will be held, but no date has yet been set.
A memorial fund has been set up in his name to raise money to help protect the Peel watershed.