Making Mining Make Sense with CPAWS Yukon

CPAWS Yukon hosted its first in-person event in over a year this past Sunday, at the Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre (KDCC), screening the film The Shadow of Gold, along with an info session about the Yukon Mineral Development Strategy (YMDS) and its current public comment period. 

Sunday’s event kicked off three consecutive film events organized by CPAWS over the next three weeks, two of which are in-person events at the KDCC. 

“We feel extremely fortunate and excited to finally be able to host in-person events, it’s been a long time. Over the past few months we’ve seen that in-person film events can be run safely in Yukon, and we are so happy to be able to present these two great films on the big screen.” says Joti Overduin, CPAWS Yukon’s Outreach Manager. “This last public feedback period of the YMDS is a crucial step in how Yukoners can shape the future of how mining is done in the Territory. It’s amazing to have this opportunity to update some people face-to-face in addition to our online events and website info.” 

The next in-person screening is on Saturday February 20th at 4pm, and in addition to The Shadow of Gold CPAWS will feature a new short film by local filmmaker and CPAWS Yukon’s Campaign Coordinator, Malkolm Boothroyd. Malkolm’s film, titled You Almost Forget Where You Are, takes you on a journey down the Indian River with staff and citizens of and Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in First Nation. Find out why it’s a river unlike any other in the Yukon.

Tickets to events are by donation, and can be ordered both online or by phone at 393-8080 ext 5. 

Thursday February 18, 8 – 9 PM online: You Almost Forget Where You Are (a short film about the Indian River) + CPAWS’ info session Making Mining Make Sense

Saturday Feb 20, 4 PM at the KDCC: Double Feature: You Almost Forget Where You Are (a short film about the Indian River) + The Shadow of Gold

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Adil Darvesh, CPAWS Yukon Communications Coordinator | 867-393-8080 x9