First Nation says Yukon Energy isn’t honouring agreement to collaborate on dam licence – CBC

by ahnationtalk on December 5, 2018136 Views

Champagne and Aishihik First Nations agreed with Yukon Energy in 2016 to work on renewal of water licence

Dec 05, 2018

Champagne and Aishihik First Nations (CAFN) are accusing Yukon Energy of failing to honour a 2016 agreement to work together on the relicensing of the Aishihik hydroelectric dam.

The water licence for the 37 MW facility, near Haines Junction, expires at the end of 2019.

At a press conference on Monday, Rose Kushniruk, the First Nation’s deputy chief, said construction of the dam in the 1970s caused significant disruption to their traditional way of life, and left lasting impacts on fish and wildlife.

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