Mineral development is complex and there are many things that must be considered as part of the Mineral Development Strategy process. We have developed a Discussion Document that raises just some of those complex considerations. Of course, there are many considerations and you’ve provided us with some of those through our Pre-Engagement and Engagement Process.
The YMDS Strategy and Recommendations makes reference to several reports and resources:
- The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP)
- The Yukon Northern Affairs Program Devolution Transfer Agreement
- The Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada: Calls to Action
- The Gowlings WLG Report: Recommendations for Enhancing Yukon Assessment and Regulatory Processes
- The PricewaterhouseCoopers Report: Review of Duplication in Yukon Mining Legislation
- Yukon has more than 2,700 identified mineral occurrences. You can look for them here.
- Eleven of the 14 First Nations in the territory have land claim agreements in place. You can learn more about these agreements here.
- Different types of mineral development activity are governed by a multitude of Acts, regulations, and guidelines. You can find some of them here.
- Want a bird’s-eye view of mining activity in the Yukon? Check out the Yukon Mining Alliance’s VR tours!
- Do you love statistics? We’ve got some here.
- Curious about which businesses are involved in Yukon’s mining industry? The Yukon Chamber of Mines has a Mining and Exploration Directory and a number of other useful resources.
- Haven’t found what you’re looking for? Want to learn more about mineral development in the Yukon? Visit the Government of Yukon’s Mineral Development Branch.
- Curious about placer mining? Take a look at the links and resources offered by the Klondike Placer Miners Association.