Nunavut: Canada's Newest Mining Friendly Territory
The Territory of Nunavut was formed as a result of a land claims settlement. As a result, the Inuit are the landowners and the process of environmental assessment and permitting is legislated through the Nunavut Agreement signed in 1993. Mineral resource development is important to Nunavut. The development of mining projects in the West Kitikmeot region has far reaching impacts not only for our shareholders, but for the government and constituents of the Territory. While the environmental process is rigorous it is sophisticated and well prescribed, everyone at the table understands their rights and obligations. The first mine at Back River, the Goose Mine, has progressed through this process and is now fully authorized for construction and operations. The development of mining in Nunavut opens up a new mining frontier with many opportunities for other projects to come online.
Additionally, the Company has completed a 20 year renewable land use agreement (Framework Agreement) which includes an Inuit Impact and Benefit Agreement.Sabina has garnered great support for the Project in the communities in which we work and continue to focus on our relationships with our northern stakeholders.