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CanAlaska and Korean Partners Agree on Cree East Uranium Project Buyout

Vancouver, Canada, May 18, 2017 -  CanAlaska Uranium Ltd. (TSX-V: CVV; OTCQB: CVVUF; Frankfurt: DH7N) ("CanAlaska" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that the Company and its Korean partners, Hanwha, KORES, KEPCO and SK, have entered into a buy back agreement for the Korean Partners' 50% interest in the Cree East uranium project Limited Partnership. The Cree East Project covers 57,752 ha (223 square miles) of highly prospective terrain in the eastern Athabasca basin. CanAlaska will buy back the 50% interest in the Limited Partnership earned by the Korean partners (the "Partners") in consideration for certain indemnities which it will provide to the Partners. In addition, all funds previously invested by the Partners that are held in the Partnership's bank account on the date of closing, will be returned to the Partners at closing.  
Since 2007, the Korean Partners have funded $20 million of exploration on the Cree East Project, and delineated multiple zones of uranium mineralization associated with graphitic conductors and large hydrothermal alteration halos, both in basement and sandstone environments, at depths ranging from 100 metres to 450 metres below surface. The systematic multi-phase exploration programs o n the project were reduced in scale in 2011 and e xploration drilling has been suspended since 201 2. The property has two priority exploration targets at Zone A and Zone B, where uranium has been discovered above and below the unconformity, which is located at approximately 400 metres depth. The partnership has maintained a diamond drill at the site of Zone B mineralization since 2014, however the protracted slowdown in the uranium market has precluded any further activity by the Limited Partnership and its management.
 
President Peter Dasler commented, "CanAlaska is very grateful for the support of each of the four Korean Industry Partners management and staff for their guidance and financial support on the project. CanAlaska is now tasked with finding new partnerships to advance the drill testing of the targets that have been detailed through our partners' persistence."
 
In other news, CanAlaska has accepted the termination of property sales agreements with Fjordland Exploration Inc. and Canterra Minerals Corporation for certain diamond exploration properties in the western Athabasca. CanAlaska retains a 100% unencumbered interest in these properties.

About CanAlaska Uranium

CanAlaska Uranium Ltd. (TSX-V: CVV ; OTCQB: CVVUF ; Frankfurt: DH7N ) holds interests in approximately 500,000 hectares (1.2 million acres), one of the largest land positions in Canada's Athabasca Basin region - the "Saudi Arabia of Uranium." CanAlaska's strategic holdings have attracted major international mining companies Cameco, Denison, KORES, and KEPCO. CanAlaska is a project generator positioned for discovery success in the world's richest uranium district. For further information visit www.canalaska.com.

The qualified technical person for this news release is Dr Karl Schimann, P. Geo, VP Exploration, for CanAlaska.

On behalf of the Board of Directors:
 
"Peter Dasler"
   
Peter Dasler, M.Sc., P.Geo.
President & CEO                        
CanAlaska Uranium Ltd.

Contacts:

Peter Dasler
President
CanAlaska Uranium Ltd.
Tel: +1.604.688.3211 Extension 138
Email: info@canalaska.com

John Gomez
Corporate Development
CanAlaska Uranium Ltd.
Tel: +1.604.484.7118 
Email: jgomez@canalaska.com


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