Xboundary explores the huge threats to the Alaska/B.C. transboundary region from large-scale developments in B.C.
At a presentation sponsored by the Sustainability Committee, filmmaker Ryan Peterson told his story of floating the transboundary Unuk River, on which the Canadian Kerr-Sulphurets-Mitchell open pit and underground mine will be located. He traveled the river from source to sea while making the short film Xboundary. British Columbia First Nations representative Jacinda Mack, of the Northern Shuswap Tribal Council, gave a personal account of the devastating consequences of the Mount Polley mine disaster in central B.C. in August of 2014. Mining expert Dr. David Chambers, along with Southeast Alaska leaders, discussed the science and potential local impacts of transboundary mining development. Xboundary explores the huge threats to the Alaska/B.C. transboundary region from large-scale developments in B.C. Stories and Science of Our Transboundary Rivers was held Friday, April 3 at 7 p.m. in the Egan Lecture Hall.