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Opening the door to exploration – CIM Magazine

by ahnationtalk on May 20, 202032 Views

The Northwest Territories’ new mandate seeks to expand exploration, infrastructure and Indigenous participation in the mining industry

May 21, 2020

Katrina Nokleby, the Northwest Territory’s Minister of Infrastructure and Industry, Tourism and Investment, wants everyone to know that the Northwest Territories is a friendly jurisdiction for mining.

Elected in October, Nokleby is part of the new territorial government which upon election set out 22 priorities for its time in office. In February, the government released and published its mandate for 2019 to 2023, which outlined steps and timelines to achieve these priorities. Three of those priorities – increasing resource exploration and development, investing in strategic infrastructure and settling and implementing treaty, land, resource and self-government agreements with Indigenous populations – demonstrate the new government’s commitment to the mining and resource sector.

“A large part of my responsibility going forward is to get the economy going by making sure that that money stays in the North,” Nokleby told CIM Magazine. “We’re in a little bit of a slump right now when it comes to exploration… I need to ensure that I get some of that stuff going again in the territory.”

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