INFORMATION FOR COMMERCIAL AND INDUSTRIAL OPERATORS
The Na-Cho Nyäk Dun have lived and thrived on this land since time immemorial. Today, we continue our role as stewards of the land through the management of our natural resources. The FNNND supports responsible sustainable development in our traditional territory that ensures long-term benefits to the Na-Cho Nyäk Dun and our community. We will not compromise the integrity of our lands and resources or undermine our culture, heritage and way of life.
NND is currently pursuing land use planning to fulfill long overdue Chapter 11 (Final Agreement) obligations and this is our current focus. We cannot support further significant development at this time until Land Use Planning obligations are fulfilled. Land use planning processes for the Northern Tutchone region are on their way to being initiated and FNNND is working hard to move things forward to complete Chapter 11 obligations.
In the meantime, the FNNND continues to track all activity on the land and will participate in the consultative processes. It is the FNNND’s expectation that all commercial operators (mineral companies, outfitters, mushroom pickers, commercial forest resource users, agricultural start-ups, etc) follow appropriate and established protocols and engage with the First Nation prior to initiating any activities. As per the Cooperative Engagement Process for Economic Activities Proposed in the Traditional Territory of the First Nation of Na-Cho Nyak Dun, initial contact should be made to Chief and Council as well as the Lands and Resources Department prior to initiating a project application process. We appreciate your cooperation and look forward to hearing from you.
It is the FNNND’s expectation that all permit holders contact the First Nation Lands and Resources Department prior to initiating activities each season and to provide regular updates and observations.