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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.
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