Tag: Defend Yakutat

Yak Timber files for bankruptcy after its parent company, the village corporation, is sued for $13.3 million

“The matter itself is almost like a broken piece of glass, with so many edges it’s impossible to pick up without getting cut," said Andrew Gildersleeve, the Tribe's executive director. "There's a shock of what's happened to tribal lands and disbelief that there could be a claim of the size against an organization that is ultimately run by our friends, family and neighbors.” Read More

Logging conflict continues in Yakutat: reporter gets firsthand look

Freelance journalist, Nat Herz visited Yakutat for a few days in mid-January to investigate the logging conflict going on there. He spoke about his trip with CoastAlaska’s Angela Denning who has also reported on the situation. He says Yakutat seems to agree that Humpback Creek is significant, but should it prevent logging is still in question. Read More

Southeast Alaska tribal groups seek logging stopped at historic site

Controversy over a logging project near Yakutat in Southeast Alaska has intensified. The local tribe, an archaeologist and others say a site that’s being logged is home to centuries-old ruins that could provide clues into the history of Southeast Alaska’s Indigenous people. “We know we had a village there," said tribal council member, Victoria Demmert. "And we know there are historical sites there and we want Yak-Tat Kwaan to stop and let archaeologists get in there before everything's destroyed.” Read More
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