INDUSTRY REVIEW 2020 Central Government - Tahltan Central Government

INDUSTRY REVIEW 2020 Central Government - Tahltan Central Government
Central Government

INDUSTRY REVIEW 2020 Central Government - Tahltan Central Government
           President's Message
           Lands Department Message                                                    3
           Employment Department Message                                               4
           Contracting & Business Development Message                                  5
           Education & Training Department Message                                     6

           AME/BCRMA ROUNDUP MESSAGES                                                  9
           Association for Mineral Exploration (AME) Message                           9
           BC Regional Mining Alliance (BCRMA) Message                                11

           Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act – Government of B.C.   13

           Active Claims In Tahltan Territory                                         15

           ACTIVE PROJECTS IN TAHLTAN TERRITORY                                       18
           Brucejack Mine – Pretivm                                                   19
           Red Chris Mine – Newcrest Mining Ltd.                                      21
           Silvertip Mine – Coeur Mining Inc.                                         22

           MINERAL EXPLORATION COMPANIES                                              26
           Aben Resources Ltd.                                                        27
           Atrum Coal Ltd.                                                            29
           Brixton Metals Corp.                                                       31
           Colorado Resources Ltd.                                                    33
           Crystal Lake Mining Corp.                                                  35
           Etruscus Resources Corp.                                                   37
           Evergold Corp.                                                             39
           Galore Creek Mining Corp.                                                  41
           Garibaldi Resource Corp.                                                   43
           Giga Metals Corp.                                                          45
           Golden Ridge Resources Ltd.                                                47
           GT Gold                                                                    49
           Hawkeye Gold & Diamond Inc.                                                51
           Kutcho Copper Corp.                                                        53
           Libero Copper & Gold Corp.                                                 55
           Metallis Resources Inc.                                                    57
           Rio Tinto                                                                  59
           Sassy Resources Corp.                                                      61
           Schaft Creek Joint Venture                                                 63
           Seabridge Gold                                                             65
           Skeena Resources Ltd.                                                      67
           Talisker Resources Ltd.                                                    69
           Tudor Gold Corp.                                                           71

           TAHLTAN NATION DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION                                     73
           TNDC CEO's Message                                                         74
           Allnorth Consultants Ltd. / Arrow Transport Systems Inc.                   75
           Bandstra Transportation Systems Ltd.                                       76
           Horizon North / Orica Canada Inc.                                          77
           Procon Mining & Tunneling Ltd.                                             78
           RTEC                                                                       79
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President’s Message
                                                                In recent months the Province of British                                                                                               TCG’s land use planning initiatives are ongoing and we have
                                                                Columbia enshrined the United Declaration                                                                                              continually requested that the Province protect certain
                                                                on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP)                                                                                           areas to ensure their long-term or interim protection from
                                                                                                                                                                                                       BC’s online staking system. This includes buffer zones
                                                                into provincial law. This made history across
                                                                                                                                                                                                       around Tahltan communities and areas sensitive to our fish,
                                                                Canada because BC is the first province and
                                                                                                                                                                                                       wildlife and cultural heritage.
                                                                jurisdiction to take this progressive step.”
                                                                                                                                                                                                       For the sensitive areas previously staked and disturbed
                                                                                                                                                                                                       more recently or in the past, we are working closely with
                                                          Chad Norman Day                                                                                                                              the Province to find suitable solutions. The Klappan Plan
                                                          President, Tahltan Central Government                                                                                                        is an example of such work that resulted in long-term
                                                                                                                                                                                                       protection of an area considered sacred to the Tahltan
Tahltan Nation,                                                                  our environment and we must always be meaningfully                                                                    people and others.
                                                                                 included in all aspects of any economic development.                                                                  The Association of Mineral Exploration Roundup every
Welcome to the 4th Annual Tahltan Central Government                             UNDRIP is now another significant tool for us to utilize                                                              January (Vancouver), the TCG Job Fair in March (Dease
Industry Review. This resource was created so our                                as we continue to create our own internal and external                                                                Lake), the newly established 3Nations Job Fair this
                                                                                 processes and/or agreements in order to make decisions,                                                               coming April (Whitehorse), and TCG’s Annual General
members were proactively informed about the activities
                                                                                 be involved in all activities in our homeland, and hold                                                               Assembly in July (Dease Lake), are all important venues
happening in our homeland each year and to ensure those                          visitors accountable to Tahltan standards.                                                                            that help educate Tahltans about activities impacting our
interested could capitalize on the growing number of                             Fortunately, the Tahltan Nation has a long history of both                                                            homeland and the economic opportunities throughout
employment and contracting opportunities.                                        working closely with Industry and outside governments,                                                                Tahltan Territory. We welcome all Tahltan people and our
                                                                                 as well as opposing certain companies and industries                                                                  partners to attend such events so we can collectively
                      In the past year there have been several changes
                                                                                 that do not meet our standards. In recent years, the TCG                                                              continue to empower Tahltan people and highlight
                      within the TCG that have further empowered the
                                                                                 has developed thorough agreements that all companies                                                                  the ongoing success and growth of the Tahltan Nation.
                      Tahltan Nation. We have grown our team and hired
                                                                                 must adhere to for communications & engagement,                                                                       Furthermore, we always encourage Tahltan members to
                      further staff members under the Education & Training
                                                                                 employment & contracts and exploration activities.                                                                    attend our TCG meetings, read our newsletters and stay
                      Department, Contracts & Business Development, and
                                                                                                                                                                                                       informed through our other online outlets (TCG website,
                      the Employment Department. There are many resources        For those that resist such agreements and                                                                             TCG social media, etc.).
                      in place so our people are properly educated, trained
                                                                                 do not respect our internal governance                                                                                In closing, I want to thank all the Tahltan people and our
                      and informed to succeed. Please reach out to the TCG
                                                                                 systems and expectations, they will not                      Tahltan Territory is over 97,000 square kilometres       allies, both past and present, who have played a positive
                      and the relevant department(s) to take advantage of the
                                                                                                                                              (the size of Portugal) and about 11% of the Province,    role with improving the Tahltan economy, protecting
                      economic development within Tahltan Territory.             receive our consent and we will pressure                     so naturally there is plenty of economic development     our environment, and who helped us increase capacity
                      In recent months the Province of British Columbia          such companies to vacate Tahltan                             in multiple industries - mineral exploration, mining,    within our communities, governments and across our
                      enshrined the United Declaration on the Rights of                                                                       forestry, guide outfitting, ecotourism and more. We
                                                                                 Territory immediately.                                                                                                beloved Tahltan Nation. We have accomplished so much
                      Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) into provincial law. This                                                                   need to carefully manage such activities and ensure      together and I look forward to our continued success
                      made history across Canada because BC is the first         In addition, we may take further action through the
                                                                                                                                              we partner with responsible industries, companies and    into the future.
                      province and jurisdiction to take this progressive step.   courts and/or protest; we have proven this several
                                                                                                                                              operators. As the TCG and Tahltan Nation continues
                      UNDRIP has several important provisions that will          times in the past. For example, last summer when                                                                      Mēduh and Nedishchā!
                                                                                                                                              to grow capacity and invest in our governments, staff,
                      strengthen the Tahltan Nation, but a consistent theme we   we personally evicted several jade/placer companies
                                                                                                                                              infrastructure and so forth, we continue to become
                      have always pursued is that all major impacts to Tahltan   from Tahltan Territory and made sure our concerns
                                                                                                                                              stronger stewards of our lands and more independent.
                      Territory must have the consent of our Tahltan people,     were communicated publicly with British Columbians,
                      respect our culture, mitigate the negative impacts on      Canadians and others across the world.

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Lands Department Message                                                                                                                     Employment Department Message
                                                                It is important for both government and                                                                                                           I am truly excited to serve the Tahltan
                                                                exploration companies to be open and                                                                                                              Nation at this level and to help us
                                                                transparent regarding any exploration                                                                                                             grow into the future. This new role
                                                                activities planned for exploration sites.”                                                                                                        will help the Nation educate, recruit
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  and advocate for Tahltans.”

                                                                                                                                                                                                            Kody Penner
                                                          Nalaine Morin                                                                                                                                     Events Manager

Referrals Management in Tahltan Territory                                         It is important for both government and exploration        Mining has been a large part of my life ever since I can       We will connect our people with various career paths,
                                                                                  companies to be open and transparent regarding any         remember. I was born in Nelson, BC while my Dad was            connect industry with Tahltan members, and help keep
The TCG and the Tahltan Lands Department have a referrals
                                                                                  exploration activities planned for exploration sites. If   working at the Kenville Gold Mine. We lived at the mine        companies accountable to their previous agreements
system in place to review and manage exploration activities                       an exploration company is planning an exploration          house, on site. We spent a few years at Kenville before        with the Nation.
and permits in Tahltan Territory.                                                 program, they should get in contact with the TCG as        heading to Yellowknife, where my Dad worked at the Con
                                                                                  soon as possible prior to initiating an exploration        Mine. Needless to say, the mining industry has been an         Our vision as a Nation is to get as many Tahltans
                      The Lands Department manages the Shared Decision-
                                                                                  permit application (a NOW) with the Province. The TCG      instrumental part of my life; it helped feed my family.        employed as possible and with careers that help
                      Making Agreement (SDM), which includes a framework for
                                                                                  will require information about the program including
                      consultation. Since 2013 the SDM has been the basis for                                                                Upon graduation from high school, I found myself               them live to their full potential.
                                                                                  the location, type and timeframe for activity, and any     working in various industries including forestry, energy
                      how we manage referrals and engagement on exploration
                                                                                  environmental or reclamation plans. This information                                                                      When people have stable, well-paying and fulfilling
                      activities with the Province. The SDM also includes a                                                                  (oil and gas) and sales before working at Pretivm’s
                                                                                  will guide preliminary discussions with Tahltan                                                                           jobs, they can become excited to go to work every day
                      Minerals Working Group (MWG). The MWG includes both                                                                    Brucejack Mine as an underground miner. Underground
                                                                                  leadership and preliminary impact assessment work                                                                         and build themselves a comfortable life. This is our
                      Tahltan and Provincial representatives and addresses                                                                   mining was an amazing experience that helped ignite
                                                                                  done by the TCG Lands Department. Once these                                                                              vision as a whole and the TCG works hard to create
                      larger issues such as environmental performance,                                                                       my passion for the industry.
                                                                                  early discussions take place, the TCG will work with                                                                      these opportunities for its members. We are fortunate
                      reclamation, the Jade Boulder road and other matters
                                                                                  the company to establish both a Communications             The bonds I created while mining, coupled                      to have multiple industries providing economic
                      raised by Tahltan community members. In 2018, the Lands
                                                                                  Agreement and an Exploration Agreement,                                                                                   development in the Tahltan Territory. With so much
                      Department hired Shawn Ducharme and his main role is to                                                                with the sense of belonging, helped me
                                                                                  which provide a framework for communications,                                                                             opportunity, people can choose paths that best fit their
                      oversee exploration referrals with the Province.
                                                                                  environmental management and capacity.                     realize what mining can do for people                          personalities and lifestyles.
                      The MWG developed a referrals map for Tahltan Territory                                                                beyond a paycheque.                                            I am extremely grateful and excited to help people find
                      and updates the map on an annual basis. The map             In 2019, the Lands Department worked
                                                                                                                                             After a year working underground, I made the transition        their place in this world by connecting them with future
                      provides an overview of mineral activity identified by      on our referrals database to increase                      to work at the TCG as the Events Manager. It has been          careers and helping them reach new heights.
                      a Notice of Work (NOW) status. The NOW application
                                                                                  GIS mapping and reporting capabilities.                    a great experience that connects me with my family,
                      allows a proponent to apply for a permit under the Mines
                                                                                                                                             people and culture on a deeper level. Recently, the TCG
                      Act to explore and develop mineral resources. In Tahltan    In collaboration with the Province, the
                                                                                                                                             decided to split the Employment & Contracts Department
                      Territory, there are over seventy active NOW, varying in    Lands Department is also developing and                    into two separate departments. With the split, I changed
                      mine types from coal (surface and exploration), quarries,
                                                                                  implementing a site inspection program for                 roles, transitioning from my position as Events Manager
                      sand and gravel, placer mining, industrial minerals and
                                                                                                                                             to become the Employment Director. I am truly excited to
                      mineral underground. Each year, the referrals map for       exploration activities in Tahltan Territory.
                                                                                                                                             serve the Tahltan Nation at this level and to help us grow
                      Tahltan Territory helps plan engagement activities with
                                                                                                                                             into the future. This new role will help the Nation educate,
                      the communities and the Province.
                                                                                                                                             recruit and advocate for Tahltans.

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Contracting & Business                                                                                                                          Education & Training
Development Message                                                                                                                             Department Message
                                                                  We have many agreements but negotiating and                                                                                                               Freda Campbell
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Education & Training Director
                                                                  signing those agreements are the first step;                                                                                                    

                                                                  the real work is in implementation. I will be
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            3. Bringing skills and employment training to Tahltan Territory –
                                                                  responsible for getting Opportunity Agreements                                                                                                               Because the Northern Lights College does not offer any curriculum,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               the Tahltan Central Government partners with our local Indigenous
                                                                  signed with every mineral exploration                                                                                                                        Skills and Employment Training Program and Industry to bring
                                                                  partnership we have in Tahltan Territory.”                                                                                                                   training to Tahltan Territory that will help Tahltan members find
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               employment or start businesses. To date the Tahltan Central
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Government has offered the following programs in Dease Lake:
                                                           Adrian Carlick
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   2018 Wildfire Training Courses, 2019 Dease Lake Bootcamp,
                                                           Director of Contracting & Business Development                                                                                                                      ˚
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   2019 Wildfire Training Courses, Northwest Ace Program, 2020
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Dease Lake Bootcamp, 2020 Wildfire Training Courses
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               We are currently trying to bring Drillers Training to Tahltan
While in the role as Director of Employment & Contracting,                         in Tahltan Territory. Thereafter, these agreements will      The Education & Training Department has four ways that it can help             Territory in Spring 2020.
                                                                                   create unprecedented contracting opportunities and an        Tahltans prepare for jobs in industry or for employment anywhere:
I was responsible for two growing sectors to work through                                                                                                                                                                      The 2020 Dease Lake Bootcamp is in full swing and going very
                                                                                   easier process to follow for Tahltan entrepreneurs and       1. Education & Training Funding Program – Certified Registered                 well. This year 7 companies have partnered with us and have
on a daily basis. There are many items within each area                            businesses seeking opportunities.                               Members of the Tahltan Central Government anywhere can                      agreed to hire the 2020 Dease Lake Bootcamp graduates:
that require detailed focus and vast responsibilities that                         I will also be building upon the Tahltan Business Registry      apply for funding for Post-Secondary, Trades or Short-Term
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               ˚   Pretivm, Seabridge Gold, Skeena Resources Ltd.,
                                                                                                                                                   Certifications. You do not have to be a Status Indian and you do                Galore Creek Mining Corporation, Newcrest Mining Ltd.,
go with each department.                                                           database so all Tahltan businesses can create a distinct
                                                                                                                                                   not have to be a member of the Tahltan Band or Iskut Band, as                   Libero Copper & Gold
                                                                                   personal profile with their company’s information that
                      For example, in the employment sector, we had three                                                                          long as you are a Certified Registered Member of the Tahltan                The 2020 Dease Lake Bootcamp runs from January 5, 2020 to
                                                                                   will be made available to those operating in Tahltan            Central Government you are eligible for this funding. You can
                      operating mines requiring over 1000 workers, as well as                                                                                                                                                  March 12, 2020 and is followed by the 2020 Dease Lake Job Fair
                                                                                   Territory in need of various services and contractors.          find our policies and application forms at the following link:              on March 13 & 14, 2020.
                      mineral exploration projects every summer that would
                                                                                   Lastly, I will spend more time learning about other   
                      employ anywhere from 200 to 500 people. Other sectors                                                                                                                                                    We are very proud of our students this year as they continued to
                                                                                   industries outside of the mining economy so we can                                                                                          attend classes during the deep freeze of January 2020. They did
                      also exist across Tahltan Territory, but the vast majority
                                                                                                                                                   To apply to be a Certified Registered Member (if you are not                the ATV Rider Safety course in –22 and Confined Space in -38
                      of my time was spent advocating for and recruiting           better prepare and recruit Tahltans for those positions
                                                                                                                                                   already), go to the following link:                  degrees, what troopers! I was able to communicate this to the
                      individuals in the mining economy.                           as well. Some of these other sectors may include:
                                                                                                                                                2. Bursaries – The Education & Training Department either completely           companies who supported the 2020 Dease Lake Bootcamp and
                                                                                   forestry, tourism, guide outfitting, trapping, highway
                      Those responsibilities now fall unto Kody Penner, and he                                                                     administers bursaries or assists companies that offer them. Currently,      they were very impressed. They look forward to recruiting from
                                                                                   road building and road maintenance, hydro, wind, solar
                      and I will be working closely together moving forward.                                                                       the following bursaries are available for Tahltan students:                 our 2020 Dease Lake Bootcamp graduates.
                                                                                   and geothermal, IT services and computer tech services.
                      He will continue to implement employment portions                                                                                                                                                     4. Tahltans OnTrack – Tahltans OnTrack is a Skills Inventory that will
                                                                                                                                                    Galore Creek Mining Corporation                           $15,000
                      of various IBA agreements with the Tahltan Nation and        As the TCG continues to grow capacity                                                                                                       be launched at the 2020 Dease Lake Job Fair. Recently we were
                                                                                                                                                    Newcrest Mining Ltd.                                      $30,000          able to see a sneak peek during the 2020 Cordilleran Roundup
                      Industry, and I will work closely with TNDC, Tahltan
                                                                                   we are always looking at new ways to                             AltaGas Ltd.                                              $26,000          and it looks fantastic. We think that Tahltan members will be very
                      entrepreneurs and others to help the Tahltan people
                                                                                   improve our services and advocate for our                        Tahltan Guide Outfitters Association                        $9,000         impressed with the Skills Inventory and how it will help them
                      attain more opportunities and benefits from contracts
                                                                                                                                                    Seabridge Gold Inc.                                       $40,000          seek employment and career opportunities in Tahltan Territory.”
                      and working together.                                        Tahltan members.
                                                                                                                                                    Total                                                    $120,000       Never in history have Tahltan members been so supported in
                      A lot of my time will be used to set up processes that       This will ensure they understand all the vast                                                                                            seeking employment, starting businesses and pursuing post-
                      aim to give Tahltan businesses more resources and                                                                            Again, you do not have to be a status-Indian and you do not have
                                                                                   opportunities throughout our Nation and, more                                                                                            secondary, trades and short-term certifications.
                                                                                                                                                   to be a member of the Tahltan Band or Iskut Band to access
                      avenues to take advantage of these opportunities             importantly, allow our people to position themselves or
                                                                                                                                                   these bursaries, but you must be a student and a member of               If you would like to find out more, feel free to contact
                      within our Territory. We have many agreements but            their loved ones to take advantage of opportunities into        the Tahltan Central Government. Right now the Red Chris Mine             Freda Campbell, Education Director at:
                      negotiating and signing those agreements are the             the future. I look forward to working with you in my new        Bursary program is accepting applications and soon the AltaGas           Tel: 250 771 3274 or
                      first step; the real work is in implementation. I will be    role and want to thank everyone that has contributed to         Ltd. and Seabridge Gold bursary programs will be accepting
                      responsible for getting Opportunity Agreements signed        my department’s ongoing evolution and growth.                   applications. For an application and instructions on how to apply
                      with every mineral exploration partnership we have                                                                           go to the following website:

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                   Tahltan Territory Overview

                                                               Tahltan Territory is 95,933km² or the
                                                               equivalent of 11% of British Columbia.
                                                               If the Tahltan Nation were its own country,
                                                               we would be bigger than Portugal and
                                                               slightly smaller than South Korea.
                                                               The Territory is rich in natural resources
                                                               and continues to garner international
                                                               attention for its mineral potential and
                                                               abundant wildlife.

                                       Tahltan Territory is home to:
                                       ∙ Approximately 70% of B.C.’s resource rich Golden Triangle;
                                       ∙ Three of B.C.’s 16 operating mines or their shared footprint;
                                       ∙ Approximately 41% of B.C.’s exploration activities by
                                          expenditure, 6.3% of Canada’s, 0.9% of the world;
                                       ∙ In 2019, exploration expenditures on projects estimated
                                          at over $135.5 million, with production values for active
                                          mines estimated to be over $817 million.

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Association for Mineral
Exploration (AME) Message
                      AME just hosted another successful Roundup
                      conference in January. On behalf of everyone at AME, I
                      would like to thank the Tahltan Central Government for
                      their participation at the conference.

It was wonderful to see the 3 Nations delegation return and
to see these young people have the opportunity to learn
about the mineral exploration and mining industry, meet and
network with industry members and attend meetings and
panel discussions. Credit goes to TCG for their leadership
and coordination of every aspect of this event.
Right: Jerry Asp at   More than 6,000 delegates enjoyed AME Roundup’s
2020 Roundup
                      tried and true networking events such as B.C. Night
                      and an excellent array of technical information, from
                      short courses and technical sessions to the Core Shack
                      and Prospectors’ Tent. In addition, we held the third
                      annual Reconciliation Breakfast, hosted a variety of
                                                                               Looking back on 2019, we saw the provincial
                      cutting-edge exhibitors in the Innovation Hub and new
                                                                               government commit $1 million to work with industry
                      exploration projects in the Project Generators Hub.                                                                     In the fall, AME participated in a multi-stakeholder         We thank TCG for their participation at AME Roundup 2020
                                                                               and all levels of government to develop a mining
                      We generated lots of media buzz and earned coverage                                                                     working group to engage on the most prevalent new
                                                                               innovation roadmap, and an additional $1 million for the                                                                    as part of The Gathering Place, where Tahltan presented
                      for AME and Roundup.                                                                                                    legislation in recent history, Bill 41, which enacted the
                                                                               continuation and expansion of the BC Regional Mining
                                                                                                                                              United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous       to delegates their long history with exploration and mining
                                                                               Alliance (BCRMA), the partnership with TCG, the Nisga’a
                                                                                                                                              Peoples (UNDRIP) into law in British Columbia. Upon          in their Territory and their long time successfully working
                                                                               Nation and exploration companies operating in the
                                                                                                                                              introduction of the Bill into the legislature, AME
                                                                               Northwest of the Province. This region of the Province,                                                                     alongside industry partners.
       We understand that the hard work is                                     home to the “Golden Triangle” and 70% of Tahltan
                                                                                                                                              commented via a news release and an opinion piece
                                                                                                                                              co-authored with TCG. We expressed our support for           We look forward to continuing working with Chad
       yet to come regarding the collaborative                                 Territory, is seen around the world as a strong, vibrant,
                                                                                                                                              the goal of the legislation to advance reconciliation with   Norman Day on AME’s Board towards the many
                                                                               and competitive mineral exploration hub.
       development and implementation of the                                                                                                  First Nations and the objective to reduce uncertainty        opportunities for the mineral exploration industry in the
                                                                               The 2019 BC exploration expenditure numbers were               for users of the land base. We also emphasized that          year ahead. The Association has a strong, credible and
       action plan. We look forward to working                                 announced at AME Roundup 2020: a total of $329.5               the BC mineral exploration and mining industry is            important voice because of each of you.
       with government and First Nations to                                    million was spent on mineral exploration across the            at the forefront of advancing reconciliation through
                                                                                                                                                                                                           Happy exploring,
                                                                               Province. The Northwest region stood out with the              agreements and partnerships with local Indigenous
       move this forward.”                                                     highest exploration spend and more than half of the total      communities that embody the principles of UNDRIP. We         Kendra Johnston, President and CEO of AME
                                                                               exploration expenditures in 2019. This is testament to         understand that the hard work is yet to come regarding
                                                                               the region’s mineral potential, the series of infrastructure   the collaborative development and implementation
                                                                               investments and the strong and supportive relationships        of the action plan. We look forward to working with
                                                                               between mineral exploration companies and First                government and First Nations to move this forward.
                                                                               Nations partners in the region. This collaboration
                                                                               continues to pave the way for successful, sustainable
                                                                               and responsible resource development that brings jobs
                                                                               and economic opportunities.

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BC Regional Mining
Alliance (BCRMA) Message

                                 Central Government

The BC Regional Mining Alliance (BCRMA)                                                      The BCRMA is a collaborative effort that welcomes the opportunity to share
                                                                                             our success stories from grassroots exploration, through permitting and into
is a northwest regional partnership
                                                                                             operations, from the perspective of all partners across our sector. The Tahltan
between First Nations, industry and                                                          Central Government is a key member of the BCRMA, working with the Nisga’a
provincial government representatives.                                                       Lisims Government, the Association for Mineral Exploration, Dolly Varden Silver
                                                                                             Corporation, Skeena Resources Limited, Ascot Resources Ltd., and Kutcho
                                                                                             Copper Corp. to encourage responsible resource development.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Our Advantage                                                            Our Future
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 B.C. is a leading mining jurisdiction with a bright mining future,       Providing resources will ensure that the BCRMA continues to grow.
                                                                                                                                                                                                           Our Region                            home to 16 operating mines and a thriving mineral exploration            In February 2018, Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources Minister
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 sector. Mining Journal’s 2019 World Risk Report ranked B.C. as one       Michelle Mungall established the Mining Jobs Task Force to review
                                                                                                                                                                                                           The Golden Triangle area in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 of the least risky jurisdictions in the world for resource investment,   exploration and mining in the province and find ways to strengthen
                                                                                                                                                                           Kutcho                          northwest B.C. has been a
                                                                                                                                                                          Property                                                               largely on the back of its world-leading mining code. World-class        the industry. The task force submitted their final report in December
                                                                                       Saddle                                                      Stikine R.                                              focus of mineral exploration
                                                                                       (GT Gold)                                                                                                                                                 mineral deposits combined with distinct competitive advantages           2018 and government has committed to acting on all 25 of their
                                                                                                                                                                                                           and mining activity for over 150
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 make the province a top destination for mining investment. Industry,     recommendations including the provision of an additional $1 million
                                              (Skeena Resources)                                                   Red Chris                                                                               years. Early discoveries included

                                                                                                                   (Imperial Metals)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 First Nations and all levels of government are working together          in Budget 2019 for the continuation and expansion of the BC Regional
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                                                                                                                    Territory                                                                                                                    positive outcomes for sustainable, lasting economic development          on this innovative collaboration that is strengthening partnerships,
                                                       Schaft Creek
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Declaration on the Rights of                                                                                                  Collaboration between the Ministry of Energy, Mines and
                                                                                                                                               Petroleum Resources (EMPR) and Indigenous nations is well
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  EMPR also will continue to work with Indigenous nations on
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  collaborative stewardship models such as the Environmental

                   Indigenous Peoples Act
                                                                                                                                               established, and has supported progress toward the Province’s      Stewardship Initiative, modernized land-use plans, and
                                                                                                                                               commitment to implement the UN Declaration. Examples of            environmental monitoring agreements.
                                                                                                                                               this work underway include:                                        The Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act will
                                                                                                                                               1. Economic and Community Development Agreements                   not affect existing agreements or collaborative approaches
                                                                                                                                                  (ECDA) – B.C. is the first province to share revenues, via      between the Ministry and Indigenous nations. These existing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Agreements and approaches have been successful in promoting
THE LEGISLATION                                                        MINING, MINERAL EXPLORATION
                                                                       AND OIL AND GAS                                                         2. BC Regional Mining Alliance – a coalition made up of First      collaboration between EMPR and Indigenous nations and,
The Government of British Columbia has                                                                                                            Nations, government and industry to promote exploration         in a number of cases, have resulted in Indigenous nations
                                                                       The Province is committed to true, lasting reconciliation                  and mineral development opportunities in northwest B.C.         providing their consent. Such approaches will continue to
Nations Declaration on the Rights of                                   with Indigenous peoples through implementation of                                                                                          guide EMPR’s work with Indigenous nations throughout the
                                                                                                                                               3. Collaborative permitting processes for major mines in B.C.
Indigenous Peoples (UN Declaration) as the                                                                                                     4. Joint inspections – EMPR is working with a group of First       province and promote reconciliation and certainty for economic
framework for reconciliation in B.C.                                   a predictable project approval process that supports                                                                                       development. The Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
                                                                                                                                                  Nations in northwest B.C. to develop training and processes
                                                                       reconciliation, and promotes job creation and sustainable                                                                                  Act will enable the negotiation of agreements in the future
Implementing the UN Declaration through the new Declaration                                                                                       for joint inspections.
                                                                       economic growth.                                                                                                                           which could include joint decision-making in relation to certain
on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act will establish a path                                                                                  5. Oil and Gas Tenure Management – The Province and
forward that respects and upholds the human rights of                  The Province also recognizes that the mining and oil and gas                                                                               authorities. Negotiation of such agreements require a mandate
                                                                                                                                                  several Treaty 8 First Nations are developing collaborative
Indigenous peoples while introducing additional transparency           sectors have been advancing reconciliation with B.C. Indigenous                                                                            from government in accordance with the process set out in the
                                                                                                                                                  approaches to tenure management through government-
and predictability in the work the B.C. government and                 peoples through numerous agreements and partnerships that                                                                                  legislation, and amendments to existing legislation to allow for
                                                                                                                                                  to-government agreements that give the participating
Indigenous peoples do together.                                        reflect the principles of the UN Declaration.                                                                                              joint decision-making.
                                                                                                                                                  Nations a greater role in how petroleum and natural
With the legislation, the B.C. government, Indigenous peoples,         The Declaration Act is enabling legislation, and does not                  gas development occurs within key areas of community             Major mining and oil and gas projects may be subject to the
businesses and local governments will have additional tools to         explicitly make changes to regulatory frameworks, operational              interest.                                                        environmental assessment process, and may be affected by
build effective relationships, clear processes and a robust and        decision-making, or consultation requirements.                          6. LNG Benefits Agreements – a number of agreements have            the new Environmental Assessment Act. These changes provide
sustainable economy together.                                          Any future changes (e.g. amendments to legislation) will take              been established to facilitate financial benefit sharing         that in certain circumstances, such as where a treaty or other
                                                                       time and will be done in collaboration with Indigenous peoples,            with First Nations for liquefied natural gas developments.       comprehensive agreement containing a consent requirement
The legislation supports transparent, co-operative, staged
                                                                       and will include a role for key stakeholders, including the                These agreements ensure that First Nations benefit from          is in place, the consent of Indigenous nations participating in
approaches through which the B.C. government will work
                                                                       mining, mineral exploration, and oil and gas industry.                     economic activity in their territories.                          the environmental assessment would be required in order for
collaboratively with Indigenous peoples, and engage with
business and local governments, on programs, policies,                 The implementation of this Act will be a gradual, step-by-step          In support of implementing the UN Declaration, EMPR will
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   subject to such agreements, and the development of any such
legislation and decisions affecting Indigenous peoples and their       process that puts the B.C. government and Indigenous peoples            continue to work with Indigenous nations in the development
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   agreements will be done transparently, in consultation with
rights. It will help all parties work together to invest in building   on a long-term path to work together to advance reconciliation.         and updates of policy, processes and legislation. This includes
a stronger B.C., including creating economic opportunities for                                                                                 measures that support robust oversight of the mining and oil
                                                                         Please also see the business, investment and financial and                                                                               Though operationally significant changes within the mining,
Indigenous peoples, businesses, communities and families                 environmental assessment information sheets.
                                                                                                                                               and gas industries; such as:
throughout the province.                                                                                                                                                                                          mineral exploration and oil and gas sectors are not anticipated
                                                                                                                                                   engaging Indigenous nations throughout B.C. on Clean BC;
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  in the short term, EMPR will continue work with Indigenous
The provincial government also recognizes that many                                                                                                collaborating on the development of the mine audit and         nations to ensure their rights and interests are respected. EMPR
companies in British Columbia have already embraced                                                                                                compliance process; and                                        will continue to consult with industry and ensure they are
the principles of the UN Declaration and have built solid
                                                                                                                                                   Indigenous participation in the Standing Committee on the      engaged with regard to any significant changes which may occur.
relationships with Indigenous peoples.
                                                                                                                                                   Health, Safety and Reclamation Code for Mines in BC.
The B.C. government is committed to transparency as it moves
forward with this work and develops the action plan required
under the new legislation.

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Active Claims in
Tahltan Territory                                                                                                                                                      Source: Government of British Columbia, Ministry
                                                                                                                                                                       of Energy, Mines & Petroleum Resources.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 #    MINE NAME                          #    MINE NAME                                #        MINE NAME
                   Upper Liard                                                                                                      Upper Liard
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 0    Green Mountain Mineral Letain      32   Dean Kutcho: Placer Jade                 64      Barrington Res./Barrington -
                                                                                                                                           Watson Lake
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 1    Longfiniti / Long 2                33   Blue Jay: Placer Jade
                                                                                                                                                                                             COMMUNIT Y
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       65       Sekora / Settea Creek
                                                                                          77                                              Lower Post                                                                             2    Longfiniti / Long 1                34   Metla
                                                                                                                                                                                             TAHLTAN NATION TERRITORY                                                                                                  66       Storie/Beady
                                                                 S I LV E R T I P                                                                                                            PARKS & PROTECTED ARE AS            3    Bullion Creek Property             35   CTIJIG / Provencher Jade Placer
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       67       Spectrum Project
                                                                                                                                                                                         N OT I C E S O F WO R K S TAT U S       4    Kutcho Placer                      36   Turnagain Nickel
     Atlin                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             68       Sekora / Kopy Creek

                                                                                                                           Y 3
                                                                                                                                   BOYA LAKE                                                 APPROVED (73)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 5    Polar Jade                         37   Hat

  ATLIN/TEIX’GI                                                                                                                    PARK                                                      IN REFERR AL, NO PERMIT REQ. (13)                                                                                         69       Snoball
                                                                                                      Cassiar                                                                                                                    6    Iskut Band: Zetu Quarry            38   Kutcho Creek
                                                                                                                                                                                             RECEIVED (7)
                                                                     TUYA                                                Good Hope Lake                                                                                                                                                                                70       PBR
                                                                                                                                                                                         MINERAL TENURES                         7    Hawley/Defot                       39   Williams
                                                                     PARK                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              71       Oweegee
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 8    Gillies/Delure                     40   The Plateau
                                                                                    52                                                                                                       MINER AL, PL ACER                                                                                                         72       Newmont Lake
                                                                                7             8                16                                                                                                                9    NCE: Bob Quinn Quarry              41   Ball Creek
                                                                                                                     76                                                                                                                                                                                                73       Big Red
                                                                           91                         57
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 10   NEK / Bullion Creek Placer         42   Hank
                                                                                                                              89                                              DENETIAH
                                                                                                         56                                   88                              PROVINCIAL
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       74       Casper
                                                                                                                           93            36                                                                                      11   Long Jia Letain Creek              43   Tatsamenie
                                      13                                                  53                                                       12                         PARK                    DUNE ZA KEYIH
                       24                                                                                                20                                                                           PROVINCIAL                                                                                                       75       Stardust Mining / Delure
                                                                                                                                                                                2   44
             27                                                            Dease Lake                                                              10                                                 PARK
                       26                                                                         1                          5                          1
                                                                                                                                                                      85        4   60                                           12   Long Jia / Letain                  44   Blue Jay II: Mineral Jade
                                                                                              Y 5                                                                     11                                                                                                                                               76       Hawley / Thibert
                                                                                         HW                                 68                 03                35
                                                                                                                                                                               33   48
                                           Sheslay                                                                                                                             22   32                                           13   Heart Peaks                        45   PSP
                                                                                                                                   31                                          40                                                                                                                                      77       Silvertip
                            43                    91                                                                                                        38
                                      83                                                                                                        58
                                                  37                                                                23       62     65         59                                                                                14   Swenson / Berry Creek              46   Forrest Kerr
                                                                                                           7                             28 S I T I K I N E                                                                                                                                                            78      Jack Wilson Creek
                                                                                                   HW                                          RIVER                                                                             15   GJ Project                         47   Eskay Creek Mine
                                                                                                                                               PROVINCIAL                                                                                                                                                              79       Iskut Project -
                                 Telegraph Creek                                                                                               PARK
                                                                                                                6                                                                   39                                           16   Pyramid                            48   Mr Green Mining / Green Jade                      Bronson Connector
                                                                 EDZIZA                  80                      Iskut
                                 73                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    80       Castle (Kinaskan) Property
                                                                 PROVINCIAL                                                                                                                                                      17   AltaGas: Forrest Kerr Km 32 Pit    49   E & L Property
                                                                 PARK    15                                     61                       GLADYS
                                                           63                                              RED CHRIS                     LAKE                         SPATSIZI
                                                                                                                                                                      PLATEAU                                                    18   Lucifer                            50   Rock and Roll                            81       Eskay Creek Mine
                                                                                                                                         RESERVE                      WILDERNESS
                                                                                    67                                                                                PROVINCIAL                                                 19   Mt. Dunn                           51   Bob Quinn Substation                     82       Schindel / Sulpherets
                                                           30                                                                                                         PARK
                                                                 SCHAFT CREEK
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 20   Panda Jade /Turnagain River East   52   Hidber/Thibert                           83       Hat
                                                                          41                  42
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 21   Panorama                           53   Swenson/Dease                            84       Provencher Lake
                                            78                                  69
                                                                     46                                                                                                                    SUSTUT
                                                                           18                                                                                                              PROVINCIAL                            22   Kutcho Creek Jade                  54   KSM (PTMA)                               85       Glenpark/Letain
                                       GALORE CREEK                                                                                                                                        PARK AND
                                                                                                                                                                  21                       AREA                                  23   Hot Bath                           55   Galore Creek                             86       KingPin
                                   GREAT                                                       NINGUNSAW
                                                                72             70              PROVINCIAL
                                   PARK                             17    74
                                                                             87                PARK                                                                                                                              24   Thorn                              56   Borzak / Halfmoon                        87       Eskay SIB Lulu
                                                      50    25     45 81
                                                            79         47 54
                                                                                90                                                                                                                                               25   Snip Mine                          57   Jade 4, 5, 6 Black Creek 1, 2            88      Turnagain Nickel
                                                 CRAIG         49                 BRUCEJACK                                                                                                                    SUSTUT
                                                 HEADWATERS              92
                                                 PROTECTED             82    29                                                                                              DAMDOCHAX                         PROVINCIAL
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 26   Tatsemanie Lake Property           58   Glenpark/Letain                          89       Wheaton Creek Gold Property
                                                                19                                                                                                           PROTECTED                         PARK AND
                                                 AREA                                                                                                                                                          PROTECTED
                                                                LAVA                                                                                                         AREA
                                                                FORKSL                                                                                                                                         AREA              27   Trapper                            59   Provencher Lake                          90       KSM (PTMA)
                                                                PARK                      86
                                                                                                                                    SWAN LAKE
                                                                                                                                    KISPIOX                                                                                      28   Jade Valley                        60   Wolverine: Placer Jade                   91       Star
                                                                                                                         H W Y 3 7A R I V E R
                                                                                                                                    PARK                                                                                         29   Brucejack - Bowser                 61   Tatogga Lake                             92       Corey

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 30   Schaft Creek                       62   Green Mountain / Letain                  93      Tsinghua Two Mile Jade

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 31   Bunce / Jade Hard Rock Two Mile    63   Boomerang

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                                                                                       ACTIVE PROJECTS IN
                                                                                       TAHLTAN TERRITORY
                                                                                       19   —   Brucejack Mine – Pretivm

                                                                                       21   —   Red Chris Mine – Newcrest Mining Ltd.

                                                                                       23   —   Silvertip Mine – Coeur Mining Inc.

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                           HEAD OFFICE LOCATION:                   LOCATION ON TAHLTAN TERRITORY:                DATE WORK BEGAN ON TERRITORY:
                           › 2300-1055 Dunsmuir Street,            › Brucejack Mine: underground gold            › The property was acquired from SSR
                             Four Bentall Centre, PO Box 49334,      mine, located in the SW of the Territory.     Mining in 2010. Due diligence was not
                             Vancouver, BC V7X 1L4.                                                                carried out with the Tahltan Nation
                                                                                                                   prior to the acquisition.

                           NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES:                    NUMBER OF TAHLTAN EMPLOYEES:                  POSITIONS HELD BY TAHLTANS:
                           › Pretivm currently has 740 employees   › 11 employees and 22 contractors,            › Underground mine crew, heavy
                             and 350 contractors working at the      representing about 3% of                      equipment operators, mechanics,
                             Brucejack Mine.                         the Brucejack workforce,                      maintenance, housekeeping, kitchen
                                                                     identify as Tahltan.                          crew and general labour.

                           Company Overview
                           The Community Relations Manager at Pretivm works
                           with the Tahltan Central Government’s Department of                                                                                                                                         our approach to the development of a strong and             Above-Left: Brucejack

                           Employment, Contracting & IBA Implementation and the                                                                            Relationship with the                                       successful workforce has been to support the individuals,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Mine – Pouring gold
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   doré bar.

                           Department of Education & Training.                                                                                             Tahltan Central Government                                  families, and communities that surround our operation.      Above-Right: Brucejack
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Mine Site.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       This means investment in steady, long-term employment
                           Our regional office in Smithers is the base for our                                                                             Have the Tahltan Guardians participated in a joint
                                                                                                                                                           inspection of your site? Are you undertaking any            opportunities and support for families and communities
                           Community Relations Manager, who regularly engages
                                                                                                                                                           environmental baseline monitoring?                          so that everyone can thrive and succeed.
                           with the Tahltan through planned events such as
                           career fairs and information sessions, visits to local                                                                          The Tahltan Guardians have not yet participated in          We also work with youth to identify career opportunities
                           schools, and attendance at community and cultural                                                                               a joint inspection of the site. They have been invited,     in the mining industry and elsewhere, and help local
                           events. The Community Relations Manager also works                                                                              the inspection has just not yet occurred. Baseline          businesses access contracts and partnerships. We
Above + Right: Brucejack
Mine location map.         closely with Tahltan employment assistant services                                                                              environmental monitoring is done, yes.                      contribute to the economic prosperity of a number
                           and the Department of Education & Training, acting as                                                                                                                                       of smaller communities in Northwest BC through
                           a liaison with our human resources and procurement                                                                                                                                          these initiatives, and the direct economic stimulus
                           departments. By staying in touch with local communities,                                                                        Needs & Opportunities                                       of our employment and procurement supports
                           we share information about upcoming opportunities              Our largest contractor is Procon. They currently                 What employment opportunities, now and in the               indirect benefits such as spin-off employment in
                           and stay informed about local issues. This connection          have a number of Tahltan employees and offer an                  future, are available to Tahltan members and why            local communities.
                           supports our ability to identify opportunities where we        employment and training program to encourage                     should Tahltan want to work for your company?               Anything else you would like to share with the
                           can have a positive impact.                                    continued employment.                                            There are currently a number of employment                  Tahltan Nation?
                                                                                                                                                           opportunities across our operations. Pretivm is             We continue to have a mutually beneficial relationship
Right: Access
                                                                                                                                                           committed to ensuring a safe, comfortable and diverse       and we would particularly like to thank the Tahltan
Road Maintenance
– Snow Removal.                                                                           2020 Update                                                      working environment along with training, competitive        Central Government Departments of Employment,
                                                                                          What updates do you have since the 2019 Industry                 compensation and opportunities to advance.                  Contracting & IBA Implementation; Education & Training;
                                                                                          Review? How has your company, work, or situation                                                                             and Employment Assistant Services for their ongoing
                                                                                          changed since last year? What are your plans for
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       support and assistance.
                                                                                          2020 and beyond?                                                 Commitments to Tahltan Nation
                                                                                          Through 2019, mine operations ramped up production to            What does meaningful engagement with the Tahltan
                                                                                                                                                           Nation mean to your company?                                For more information, please contact:
                                                                                          a rate of 3,800 tonnes per day. Mining operations continue
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Troy Shultz – Manager, Investor Relations
                                                                                          as they have through 2020.                                       We believe that – when done right – mining can be a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Tel: 604 566 8758  Email:
                                                                                                                                                           win-win for all involved, and we work hard to make this
                                                                                                                                                           a reality. We choose to invest in people and communities:

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ACTIVE PROJECT                                                                                                                                                                                                             Education & Training Advice
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           What is your company doing to hire and train Tahltans?
RED CHRIS MINE – NEWCREST MINING LTD.                                                                                                                                                                                      At Newcrest Red Chris, we are continuing to work directly with the TCG to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           provide employment pathways for their members that meet our needs
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           today and into the future. Through our Tahltan liaison officers, we are
                      HEAD OFFICE LOCATION:                  LOCATION ON TAHLTAN TERRITORY:            DATE WORK BEGAN ON TERRITORY:                                                                                       identifying the barriers that may prevent Tahltan from entering the
                      › Level 8, 600 St. Kilda Road,         › Red Chris Mine: copper and gold         › March 2019, Newcrest entered into                                                                                 mining workforce and establishing programs to help overcome them.
                        Melbourne VIC 3004, Australia          mine which is currently an open pit       an agreement with Imperial Metals                                                                                 Newcrest view the people that work at their operations as its greatest
                                                               operation, 80km S of Dease Lake.          to acquire 70% of Red Chris Mine,                                                                                 assets, accordingly we have programs in place to help develop
                                                                                                         completed on 15 August 2019.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           our people in safety, technical knowledge and skills and leadership.
                      NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES:                   NUMBER OF TAHLTAN EMPLOYEES:              POSITIONS HELD BY TAHLTANS:                                                                                         We have commenced the implementation of these program, and will
                      › As of December 2019, Newcrest/       › 129 employees representing about        › Variety of roles within mining                                                                                    continue to adapt them to suit the Red Chris environment.
                        Imperial Metals have 461 employees     28% of the Red Chris workforce,           operations, processing, maintenance
                        working at the Red Chris Mine.         identify as Tahltan.                      and support services.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Commitments to Tahltan Nation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           What does meaningful engagement with the Tahltan Nation mean
                      Company Overview                                                                                                                                                                                     to your company?
                      What are your future plans for your property?                internet. Newcrest intends to maximize employment                                                                                       Newcrest Red Chris acknowledge that we are guests on Tahltan
                      Our vision is to transform Red Chris into a world class      and contracting opportunities to Tahltan businesses in                                                                                  Territory and Tahltan cultural values and beliefs are highly valued in our
                      operation through applying our technological expertise,      line with your goal of becoming the Miner of Choice to all                                                                              operation. This includes ensuring that all of our workforce understand
                                                                                   stakeholders, including local communities.                   Relationship with the                                                      this importance. We are working in partnership with Tahltan to develop
                      including bulk underground mining.
                      Did you do any due diligence with the Tahltan Nation         Do you have any outside contractors working for              Tahltan Central Government                                                 a full Cultural Sensitivity Program that will be rolled out to all of our
                      prior to acquiring your property?                            you? Who are they and do they offer employment               Have the Tahltan Guardians participated in a joint inspection of your      workforce. Newcrest is also working with Tahltan to enhance the
                                                                                   opportunities to Tahltan members?                            site? Are you undertaking any environmental baseline monitoring?           Community Relationship and Engagement Plan, ensuring that we
                      Between the March announcement and close, Newcrest
                                                                                   Red Chris does currently have outside contractors                                                                                       provide appropriate time to implement principles of free, prior and
                      consulted with the executive of the Tahltan Central                                                                       At Red Chris, Tahltan have operational oversight through the
                                                                                   working at the operation, through industry and technical                                                                                informed consent as part of our engagement processes with Tahltan.
                      Government (Chad Day, Heather Hawkins, Adrian                                                                             Environmental Oversight Committee (EOC) and the Wildlife
                                                                                   contractors such as Finning, Orica, Hy-Tech, Equity                                                                                     The meaningful implementation of the 2019 Impact, Benefits and
                      Carlick) and with Tahltan Consultants Rob McPhee and                                                                      Management Committee (WMC), the later having direct involvement
                                                                                   Exploration. We are always exploring ways to maximize                                                                                   Co-Management Agreement is a key component of our joint decision-
                      Nalaine Morin. Newcrest also attended the Dease Lake                                                                      from the Tahltan Guardians. Joint inspections were undertaken
                                                                                   contracting to Tahltan Entities, and importantly we are                                                                                 making processes established with Tahltan, which includes Tahltan
                      Job Fair in April 2019 and the 2019 Annual General                                                                        throughout 2019, with a focus on water stewardship and exploration
                                                                                   making positive steps in this space.                                                                                                    representation in decision-making processes. Meaningful engagement
                      Assembly during which time Newcrest presented to the                                                                      activities. Red Chris is working directly with both committees to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           also includes working closely with Tahltan representation on the
                      membership, answered questions and participated in                                                                        enhance the working relationship through timely transparent
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           management of cultural heritage through the development of joint
                      evening social events.                                                                                                    reporting, shared problem solving and planning activities.
                                                                                  2020 Update                                                                                                                              protocols and management measures.
                      Do you have any Tahltan contractors working for
                                                                                   What updates do you have since the 2019 Industry                                                                                        Anything else you would like to share with the Tahltan Nation?
                      your company? How do you communicate contracting
                      processes when you are looking for services
                                                                                   Review? How has your company, work, or situation             Needs & Opportunities                                                      We are very grateful to be given the opportunity to work with you
                                                                                   changed since last year? What are your plans for             What employment opportunities, now and in the future, are
                      providers? What is your approach to including local/                                                                                                                                                 in your Territory, in this beautiful part of the world. We have been
                                                                                   2020 and beyond?                                             available to Tahltan members and why should Tahltan want to work
                      Tahltan businesses in your operations?                                                                                                                                                               welcomed to your Territory and the knowledge you share with us
                                                                                  Newcrest acquired its 70% share in Red Chris on               for your company?
                      Red Chris has Tahltan contractors working primarily                                                                                                                                                  has helped us gain a stronger appreciation of the importance of the
                                                                                  15th August 2019, and we have been very busy since            As Red Chris aligns with Newcrest’s operating approach, new roles          land and resources to Tahltan people and allows us to continue to
                      through the Tahltan Nation Development Company
                                                                                  with our current focus on implementation of safety            have and will be created. These roles cover operation, planning,           build a strong partnership with the Nation.
                      and Spatsizi Remote Services Corporation, as well as
                                                                                  transformation, continuing to work with Tahltan and           reliability and maintenance roles focused on the efficient delivery of
                      other Tahltan partners such as Tahltan Arrow, Tahltech
                                                                                  broader community, various employee related activities        our Mine plan. Further to this there is a large focus on Exploration
                      Drilling. Red Chris communicates the contracting
                                                                                  related to transferring to Newcrest managed operations        activities with new career opportunities created to support the growth     For more information, please contact:
                      process to the Tahltan Central Government in line with
                                                                                  and development programs, commencing workplace                of Red Chris. Much like the broader mining industry, the technical         Mr Mark Adams – General Manager Red Chris
                      our IBCA. Together with the Tahltan Central Government,                                                                                                                                              /Vice President Canadian Operations
                                                                                  improvements (such as updated medical facilities and          nature of the roles at Red Chris will continue to evolve. We are working
                      we are looking at more efficient and effective ways to                                                                                                                                               Tel: 604 800 9200 (ext 452)  Email:
                                                                                  appointment of medical staff) and commencing the              with TCG to help today’s workforce prepare for future changes, as well
                      communicate opportunities which would involve the                                                                                                                                          
                                                                                  studies and projects that will transform the operation.       as identifying and encouraging that next generation miner.

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ACTIVE PROJECT                                                                                                                                         Relationship with the
                                                                                                                                                       Tahltan Central Government
SILVERTIP MINE – COEUR MINING INC.                                                                                                                     Have the Tahltan Guardians participated in a joint
                                                                                                                                                       inspection of your site? Are you undertaking any
                                                                                                                                                       environmental baseline monitoring?

                      HEAD OFFICE LOCATION:                      LOCATION ON TAHLTAN TERRITORY:            DATE WORK BEGAN ON TERRITORY:               Currently the site is in operation and conducts regular
                      › 554-1055 Dunsmuir Street,                › Silvertip Mine: 10km S of the Yukon     › Silvertip Mine was purchased in           sampling as per permit requirements. In 2019, there
                        Four Bentall Centre, PO Box 49245,         border, in the northern tip of the        October 2017 and began production         were no baseline programs other than permitted
                        Vancouver, BC V7X 1L2.                     Tahltan Territory.                        of Silver, Lead and Zinc by means of      monitoring. Throughout the permitting process over the
                                                                                                             underground mining in the fall of 2018.
                                                                                                                                                       past two years, THREAT staff have played an integral
                      NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES AND TAHLTAN EMPLOYEES:                                                                                       part in technical review. To date, the Guardians have not
                      › Silvertip employed 300 people, of which 26% identify as First Nations.                                                         requested to participate in a joint inspection but we look
                        An accurate breakdown of First Nations employees according to their respective
                                                                                                                                                       forward to working together going forward.
                        Nations had not been completed. On February 19, 2020 the company made the
                        decision to temporarily suspend mining and processing activities at Silvertip.

                                                                                                                                                       Needs & Opportunities
                      Company Overview                                                2020 Update                                                      What employment opportunities, now and in the future,
                      Did you do any due diligence with the Tahltan Nation             What updates do you have since the 2019 Industry                are available to Tahltan members and why should
                      prior to acquiring your property?                                Review? How has your company, work, or situation                Tahltan want to work for your company?                       We also contribute to the Tahltan scholarship fund and     Above: Silvertip Mine.

                                                                                       changed since last year? What are your plans for                All current job opportunities can be accessed through        provide financial support for Tahltan training programs.
                      Engagement records indicate regular communications
                                                                                       2020 and beyond?                                                                                                             In 2019, our first year of operations, we held a summer
                      with Tahltan through the permitting and construction,                                                                            our careers web page:
                                                                                       On February 19, 2020 the company made the decision              Coeur has a strong company culture, built around the         student program with Tahltan participation. In addition,
                      showing we observed due diligence for the purchase.
                                                                                       to temporarily suspend mining and processing activities         purpose statement: We Pursue a Higher Standard. At Coeur,    on-the-job and career development training are a
                      The first formal meeting with Tahltan was in January of
                                                                                       at Silvertip. The decision was driven by low zinc and lead      our core values of “Protect, Develop and Deliver” apply to   priority for Silvertip.
                      2018, three months after the acquisition.
                                                                                       prices and a desire to preserve the resource.                   our most valuable resources–our employees, contractors
                      Do you have any Tahltan contractors working for
                                                                                                                                                       and communities. We aim to be an employer of choice
                      your company? How do you communicate contracting                The focus for 2020 will be on increase drilling with the
                                                                                                                                                       through promoting safety first, proactively developing our
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Commitments to Tahltan Nation
                      processes when you are looking for services                     goal of further expanding Silvertip’s high-grade deposit
                      providers? What is your approach to including local/                                                                             people and embracing diversity in all its forms.             What does meaningful engagement with the Tahltan
                                                                                      and extending its mine life. We are also conducting a
                      Tahltan businesses in your operations?                                                                                                                                                        Nation mean to your company?
                                                                                      pre-feasibility study to evaluate the potential for expansion    We have the highest regard for the dignity, well-being
                      Yes, Tahltan-Arrow Transportation, Keda Propane and             of the mill and to further expend the resource and extend        and human rights of our employees, the communities           To Coeur, meaningful engagement is the development of
                      Rescan Tahltan Environmental Consultants.                       Silvertip’s mine life.                                           in which we work and live, and other stakeholders            a relationship built on mutual respect and transparency
                                                                                                                                                       affected by our operations. We respect indigenous            through open, timely and direct communication. We desire
                      At Silvertip, we send all requests for proposals to the
                                                                                                                                                       rights and aim to work together with Tahltan and other       a shared commitment to work towards mutually beneficial
                      Tahltan Nation Development Corporation to help identify
                                                                                                                                                       indigenous peoples located near our operations through       goals and objectives.
                      Tahltan businesses who may wish to participate. Once
                      we receive proposals, we give greater consideration to                                                                           agreements, working groups and other methods.                Anything else you would like to share with the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Tahltan Nation?
                      companies with Kaska or Tahltan affiliation.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    To date, THREAT involvement has been invaluable in
                      Do you have any outside contractors working for                                                                                  Education & Training Advice                                  providing review and input into project development
                      you? Who are they and do they offer employment
                      opportunities to Tahltan members?                                                                                                What is your company doing to hire and train Tahltans?       and the progress of the Silvertip mine. Coeur is
                                                                                                                                                       In order to attract and hire Tahltan employees, we share     committed to working toward the completion of an
                      Yes, we have outside contractors; most are First Nation
                                                                                                                                                       all Silvertip job postings through the Employment Director   Impact Benefit Agreement in 2020.
                      businesses or partnerships.
                                                                                                                                                       at Tahltan Central Government. We also participate in the
                      We encourage contractors to hire Tahltan and
                                                                                                                                                       annual TCG Job Fair as an opportunity for recruitment.
                      Kaska members. In some cases, training and/or                                                                                                                                                 For more information, please contact:
                                                                                                                                                       We encourage employees to refer family and friends to
                      apprenticeship programs for members have formed                                                                                                                                               Loralee Johnstone – Director,
                                                                                                                                                       Human Resources.                                             Permitting and Sustainability
                      part of the contract. We look to continue to build on
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Tel: 867 334 2327  Email:
                      these opportunities.

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