Minister of Industry, Tourism and Investment Wally Schumann issued the following statement congratulating recipients of the 2nd Annual NWT Mining and Exploration (MAX) Awards.
“Responsible resource development is at the core of who we are as a territory. It drives our economy, generates billions in opportunity for local businesses, and provides thousands of residents good middle-class jobs.
“At the heart of this industry are innovators who have built our mining sector into leaders in Indigenous participation, socio-economic management, and operational practices.
“It was a pleasure to celebrate a selection of this talent last night. I offer my congratulations to all of the winners, and thank the NWT and Nunavut Chamber of Mines for hosting the event. It was a fitting way to end the 46th Annual Yellowknife Geoscience Forum.
“To address the very real challenges we have in our economy, we need to encourage and support even more excellence in responsible resource development across our territory.
“As a government, we know we have a role to play. We’re going to continue to incentivize exploration to help find the NWT’s next mine and keep the NWT competitive; bring certainty to our investment landscape with solid legislation; and continue to tell the NWT’s unique story that includes Indigenous participation and socio-economic innovation to a global market increasingly looking for ethical investments.
“Together, with new generations of talent like those recognized Thursday evening, we’ll unlock the potential of the Northwest Territories, and build a strong economy for our future.”
Media and Communications Coordinator
Government of the Northwest Territories
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