First Nation takes Yukon gov’t to court over ‘fundamentally flawed’ consultations – CBC

First Nation takes Yukon gov’t to court over ‘fundamentally flawed’ consultations – CBC

by ahnationtalk on June 29, 202241 Views

Na-Cho Nyäk Dun asks court to quash approval granted last year to mineral exploration project

Jun 29, 2022

A Yukon First Nation is in court this week, arguing that the territorial government “utterly, utterly” ignored its duty to consult the First Nation’s citizens before approving a mineral exploration project last year.

And according to the First Nation, that government decision effectively undermined the spirit and intent of its land claim agreement.

The First Nation of Na-Cho Nyäk Dun (FNNND) filed a petition to the Yukon Supreme Court last year, soon after the Yukon government gave the green light to Vancouver-based Metallic Minerals Corp.’s project. The quartz exploration project is to happen over 10 years on 52 claims located north of Mayo, Yukon, and within the First Nation’s traditional territory.

Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/nnd-yukon-metallic-minerals-court-petition-1.6504801

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