Photos and Videos

Clarence Lee Alexander, left, of Fort Yukon, Alaska, gives the thumbs-up as President Barack Obama awards him 2011 Presidential Citizens Medal, Thursday, Oct. 20, 2011, during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington. Alexander has worked extensively to clean up the Yukon River, resulting in the closure of numerous open-burning dumps and the removal or recycling of millions pounds of waste. (AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari)



YRITWC presents its Photography page. The photos can either be viewed using the Microsoft PowerPoint Viewer or by clicking on the link below. Click here to get the Viewer.

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First Historic Summit

Since its founding, the Yukon River Inter-Tribal Watershed Council (YRITWC) has played a vital role as an inter-tribal environmental protection organization. The first summit in winter of 97 drew the line in the sand and was a defining moment for Alaska Natives and Canadas First Nations People. The ultimate vision of the Watershed Council was to see our peoples become leaders in protecting the Last Frontier and Yukon Territory, and to always be able to drink directly from the rivers.

We Live By The River

Native nations of the Yukon River basin join forces to heal the watershed from a century of harm. Enlisting the cooperation of scientists and polluters, indigenous tribes adopt a revolutionary approach to restoring their waters, lands and wildlife damaged by contamination from military, mining and municipal sources.



River Reactions

The Yukon River, one of the largest rivers in North America, has been the lifeline of the Tribes and First Nations of Alaska's interior and Canada's Yukon Territory for thousands of years. In 2005, Toshiba Corporation offered the Alaska Native village of Galena an experimental nuclear reactor for "free," to be located on the north shore of the Yukon River. In this video, we see and hear reactions of the indigenous peoples of the region to the proposed nuclear reactor.


Indigenous Observation Network (ION)


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