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Yukon mining legend Peter Risby honored

Pioneer, prospector, advocate for inclusivity; it is fitting Risby be first Black inductee of the Canadian Mining Hall of Fame North of 60 Mining News – April 1, 2022

Seeking asylum from the persecution of the Klu Klux Klan, Peter Risby fled north to Canada with his family. In so doing, his upbringing would be one of adventure and survival in the harsh arctic lands of the Far North. There, he would be welcomed by the local Indigenes and become a bridge between the First Nations Cree people and the ever-encroaching westernization of European settling.

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