Clash Over Paradise

“Environmentalists and First Nations are fighting government and mining over the preservation of the Yukon’s Peel watershed area.”

The ongoing battle between big, corporate resource extraction companies and environmentalists, along with First Nations communities, is playing out in the Yukon Territories as it is across the country. At stake in the Peel watershed is stunning untouched wilderness on the one hand, and millions or even billions of dollars in mining revenue on the other.

Of course, as we know, we can’t eat or breathe money. Just sayin’.

This video was put together by Yukon News.

“The Yukon News is an award-winning, independently owned community newspaper that publishes twice a week in Yukon’s capital city, Whitehorse. We have been storytelling through videos and audio slideshows since 2008.”