CanAlaska forms new Advisory Board and appoints new Board Director and V.P. Exploration

    VANCOUVER, June 28 /CNW/ - CanAlaska Uranium Ltd. (TSX-V: CVV) -
CanAlaska is pleased to announce the formation of a new Advisory Board, the
appointment of a new member to its Board of Directors, and a new officer
appointment to the Company. As the Company moves forward towards the
realization of its objective of discovering a world-class uranium mine in
Canada's Athabasca Basin, the addition of seasoned expertise in geological,
financial and industry functions represents a key driver for enhancing the
Company's strategic growth.

    New Advisory Board

    The Company warmly welcomes the distinguished individuals outlined below
to its Advisory Board. Each member of the Advisory Board will provide
strategic advice to CanAlaska going forward and may be engaged by the Company
as its official representative at corporate functions from time to time.

    Dr. Ken Cai
    Dr. Cai has served as president, chief executive officer and a director
of Minco Mining Gold Corporation since February 29, 1996. Minco Gold and its
subsidiaries are focused on the development of mineral projects in China.
Dr. Cai holds a Ph.D. in mineral economics from Queen's University in
Kingston, Ontario, Canada. Dr. Cai, a Chinese national now living in Canada,
has 20 years of experience in mineral exploration, project evaluation,
corporate financing and company management. Dr. Cai has been responsible for
negotiating Minco's property agreements in China through his contacts in the
Chinese mining communities. This has allowed Minco Gold to access data on a
large number of projects throughout China. Dr. Cai has also served as a
director of several publicly-traded and private Canadian and Chinese

    Mr. Daniel Faure
    Mr. Faure is a senior uranium geologist with familiarity of global
uranium deposits and over 38 years of uranium exploration experience, of which
16 years was spent in exploration of Canada's Athabasca Basin. Mr. Faure
previously served with French uranium giant AREVA/Cogema for 28 years in
various senior capacities in Africa, the Middle East, Australia, South
America, Asia and Canada. During that time, Mr. Faure led the exploration team
that was responsible for the discovery of Cigar Lake, the second largest
uranium deposit in Canada. He is presently President of DF Exploration Uranium
Limited, a company engaged in uranium exploration in the Athabasca Basin since
    Mr. Faure is a graduate in geology from the Sorbonne, University of

    Ms. Nana Lampton
    Ms. Lampton is Chair and CEO of Hardscuffle, Inc., the parent of American
Life and Accident Insurance Company of Kentucky, for which she holds the
identical titles. She is a member of the Board of Directors of the
Constellation Energy Group, which owns and operates the Calvert Cliff nuclear
power plants in Maryland and Nine Mile Point and R.E. Ginna nuclear power
plants in New York, and is a member of Constellation's Committee on Nuclear
Power. Ms. Lampton also serves on the International Advisory Board of Thorium
Power, a company engaged in the development of non-proliferating nuclear
    Ms. Lampton served three terms as a Director of The Committee of 200, an
organization of leading businesswomen from around the world. Ms. Lampton is
also Vice Chairman of Duff & Phelps' DNP Income Fund, and a member, including
3 times past chair, of the Board of the Downtown Development Corporation in
Louisville, Kentucky.

    New Member to Board of Directors

    CanAlaska Uranium is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Emil D.Y.
Fung, Vice President - Corporate Development to its Board of Directors.
Mr. Fung has served with the Company since January, 2005 and has been
instrumental in raising over $20 mil. in international equity financing for
CanAlaska as well as the establishment of exploration joint ventures exceeding
$40 mil. with strategic partners such as Mitsubishi Development Pty Ltd, a
subsidiary of Japanese trading conglomerate Mitsubishi Corporation, and Hanwha
Corporation, a leading Korean industrial conglomerate.
    Mr. Fung began his professional career as a nuclear design engineer for
Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd. Following the contraction of the nuclear power
industry in the mid-80's, he joined the banking industry and helped to
establish Toronto Dominion Securities in New York, where he was responsible
for U.S. mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance and proprietary
investments. He relocated to Asia in 1992 and became a founder and Chief
Financial Officer of Hong Kong's primary cable television franchise. Mr. Fung
was later engaged in the management and development of various
entrepreneurial, strategic consulting and venture capital enterprises in
China, Korea and other Asian countries.
    Mr. Fung holds a B.A.Sc. (Ch.E.) degree from the University of Toronto
and is a M.B.A. graduate from the Schulich School of Business at York
University, Toronto.

    New Vice President - Exploration

    Canalaska is also pleased to report Dr. Karl Schimann's acceptance as
Vice President Exploration for the Company. Dr. Schimann has directed the
Company's uranium exploration efforts in the Athabasca Basin, as Exploration
Manager, since 2004. He has tirelessly devoted his time to the construction of
the field crews necessary for the systematic exploration effort by the Company
over its extensive landholdings in the Athabasca Basin. Dr. Schimann's
previous experience includes 20 years in exploration with Cogema/Areva, and
specifically in the Athabasca Project Manager for the Cigar Lake discovery
team in the early 1980's, as well as Manager of the McClean Lake Mine Geology
Department for Cogema/Areva.
    Dr. Schimann holds a Ph.D. from the University of Alberta and has worked
extensively in the Uranium industry. Dr Schimann is a member of the
Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia,
the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy, and Petroleum, the Geological
Association of Canada, and the Association of Exploration Geochemists.

    Grant of Stock Options

    In conjunction with the above appointments, the Company has granted
960,000 incentive stock options to employees, consultants, and insiders of the
Company at an exercise price of $0.62 per common share for a period of five
years. The foregoing is subject to regulatory approval.

    About CanAlaska Uranium Ltd. -

    CanAlaska Uranium (CVV - TSX.V, CVVUF - OTCBB, DH7 - Frankfurt) is
undertaking uranium exploration in seventeen 100%-owned and two optioned
uranium projects in Canada's Athabasca Basin. Since September, 2004, the
Company has aggressively acquired one of the largest land positions in the
region, comprising over 2,500,000 acres (10,117 sq. km or 3,906 sq. miles). In
2005/2006, CanAlaska expended over Cdn$15 million exploring its properties in
the Athabasca Basin and has delineated multiple uranium targets. Initial
drilling results from the West McArthur Project revealed uranium
mineralization and significant zones of hydrothermal alteration, indicative of
a favourable environment for uranium deposition. Active drilling and
exploration continues in the Summer, 2007 exploration season at West McArthur
and at 4 other significant projects. The Company's high profile in the
prominent Athabasca Basin has attracted the attention of major international
strategic partners. Mitsubishi Development Pty., a subsidiary of Japanese
conglomerate Mitsubishi Corporation, has undertaken to provide CanAlaska
C$11 mil. in exploration funding to earn 50% of the West McArthur Project. An
MOU has also been executed with Hanwha Corporation, a S. Korean conglomerate,
to enter into a C$19 mil. exploration joint venture with CanAlaska on its Cree
East Project.

    On behalf of the Board of Directors

    Peter Dasler, M.Sc., P.Geo.
    President & CEO, CanAlaska Uranium Ltd.

    The TSX Venture has not reviewed and does not accept responsibility for
the adequacy or accuracy of this release: CUSIP No. 13708P 10 2. This news
release contains certain "Forward-Looking Statements" within the meaning of
Section 21E of the United States Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.
All statements, other than statements of historical fact, included herein are
forward-looking statements that involve various risks and uncertainties. There
can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate, and actual
results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in
such statements. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ
materially from the Company's expectations are disclosed in the Company's
documents filed from time to time with the British Columbia Securities
Commission and the United States Securities & Exchange Commission.

For further information:

For further information: Emil Fung, Vice President, Corp. Dev., Tel:
(604) 685-1870, Toll Free (N. America): 1-800-667-1870, Email:

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