YRITWC 11th Biennial Summit
August 1-3, 2017
Carcross, Yukon Territory Canada
Please join us in celebrating “20 years of One People, One River,” August 1-3, 2017 in Carcross, Yukon Territory. In this three-day celebration, we will be discussing important watershed issues, enjoying great traditional food, dancing, camping, crafts, and much more. All watershed allies are welcome!
Please be aware that guests will be camping in beautiful Carcross for our 11th Biennial Summit. There is RV parking available on a first come, first serve basis. Housing will be available for elders only.
Yukon River Inter-Tribal Watershed Council is covering the transportation cost from Fairbanks or Anchorage to Carcross. It is the tribe’s responsibility to get from their community to either Fairbanks or Anchorage, whichever one they prefer or is the most cost effective. We will be taking a bus to the venue in Carcross.
There will be two buses leaving, one from Anchorage and one from Fairbanks
Anchorage: Departing at Noon, July 30th from the Sears Mall Parking Lot (600 E Northern Lights Blvd, Anchorage, AK 99503)
Fairbanks: Departing at 1:00 pm, July 30th from Fred Meyers near Airport (3755 Airport Way, Fairbanks, AK 99709)
Please arrive at departure location no later than 30 minutes prior to leaving!
To all tribal members, we have been notified that you will not need your passports to cross the Canadian border. You are required to have your tribal card with the photo. You should also bring another form of I.D. such as your birth certificate, license, or state issued I.D. All other guests should bring their passports.
Tribes are encouraged to submit resolutions regarding watershed issues they see most pressing. These resolutions should be agreed upon by the tribal council prior to the summit. The summit is the best place and time for all tribes to discuss what issues they see as most important. There will also be a youth element in our summit. All tribes and guests are encouraged to bring youth to get involved in watershed issues.
Please be aware that this is a drug and alcohol-free event. We have zero tolerance for people who violate this rule.
Donations for our Summit are always welcomed and appreciated!
Contributions can also be made in the form of food, equipment, and other services.
If you would like to contribute to the summit, please email Emily at
You will receive a tax-deductable receipt for each donation