PUBLISHED: 4:37 PM on Wednesday, July 2, 2008
AAMS produces documentary
ANCHORAGE - Alaskans Against the Mining Shutdown (AAMS) has produced a new documentary, Faces of Alaska Mining: 2008. The documentary, which begins airing this week, shows the positive impacts that the mining industry has on Alaska, and the negative effects that a mining shutdown would have on communities across the state.

Faces of Alaska Mining: 2008 features a number of prominent Alaskans including Helvi Sandvik, President of NANA Development Corporation, Mead Treadwell, former Deputy Commissioner of the Department of Environmental Conservation, Jim Calvin, Senior Economist with the McDowell Group, Irene Anderson, Land Manager for the Bering Straits Native Corporation and Jim Whitaker, Mayor of the Fairbanks North Star Borough.

In addition to airing on Alaska television stations, the documentary will be shown at speaking engagements and available for viewing online at

AAMS has garnered the support of over 3000 Alaskans throughout the state in an effort to fight the so-called Clean Water initiative. To learn more about AAMS, visit our website at