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Protecting the vital and sacred transboundary rivers that sustain our communities and culture

Greyscale Landscape of forest and mountains

Southeast Alaska Indigenous Transboundary Commission (SEITC) is a consortium of 15 Tlingit, Haida and Tsimshian Nations defending the transboundary rivers and ways of life from the rapidly expanding mining development occurring in the Canadian headwaters. SEITC represents the interests of its member tribal nations whose rights to culture, physical health and well-being, means of subsistence, and property are being violated by Canada’s acts and omissions.

Established in March 2014, SEITC derives its authority from its member tribal governments. Each member tribe has formally designated its representative by letter or resolution.

SEITC is currently leading a significant human rights initiative that aims to halt any further harm to the watersheds. 

Did you know?

In 2019, SEITC was successful in placing the Stikine as one of America's top ten most endangered rivers – a call on the International Joint Commission of the U.S. and Canada to stop mining projects from devastating the river, its salmon, and an entire way of life.

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