The public was invited to provide input into the Mineral Resources Act, which is designed to:
- meet the unique needs of the NWT
- increase investment in the exploration and mining sector
- promote a sustainable and diversified economy
- respect the rights and traditions of Indigenous peoples
- protect the natural environment
- provide benefits from mineral resources to the NWT
- enhance public geoscience knowledge of the NWT
An extensive collection of informational is available to help understand the Act.
Engagement feedback from August 1, 2017 to December 1, 2017
Results under review
This engagement was completed December 1, 2017
Have Your Say
As part of developing the legislation, the GNWT conducted 120 days of public engagement across the NWT.
The public engagement process included:
- Community “drop-in” events in Fort Smith, Fort Simpson, Hay River, Inuvik, Norman Wells, Behchokǫ, and Yellowknife.
- Small-group meetings with municipalities, industry, regulatory boards, and NGOs.
- Comments via comment cards, email, phone, surveys, online, Twitter and Facebook.
Input was received from a wide range of participants, including:
- the public, Indigenous governments and organizations
- regulatory authorities
- civil society
- non-governmental organizations (NGOs)
The Mineral Resources Act has passed the legislature.
For the legislation as-passed, click here.
- Understanding the Basics
- Sharing Responsibility for Managing Land And Natural Resources
- Benefits for the Northwest Territories
- Building Relationships
- Working in the Public Interest
- From Exploration to Production
- Advancing Exploration
- What's Next?
- Mineral Resources Act: What We Heard and Key Elements
- Discussion Paper - Unlocking our Potential Together: A Mineral Resources Act for the Northwest Territories
- Backgrounder: The Mining Cycle
- Infographic: How will the Mineral Resources Act fit With Other Laws?
- Policies for Generating Socioeconomic Benefits
- Northwest Territories Mineral Sector Review and Benchmarking Report
- Q+A: Resource Governance With Andrew Bauer