GINGOLX - The Province announced today that the Nisga'a Nation will be receiving a cut from mineral tax revenue collected from the Brucejack Gold Mine in a new agreement that was made.
The Nisga'a Nation will be able to generate over $8 million annually from the economic and community development. Pretium Resources Inc. who owns and operates the Brucejack mine, will continue providing education and training for Nisga'a citizens to create jobs and contracting opportunities for their businesses.
"Bringing prosperity and self-reliance to the Nisga'a Nation is the first priority of Nisga'a Lisims Government," said Eva Clayton, President of Nisga'a Lisims Government. "We have developed a strong working relationship with Pretium Resources Inc., and look forward to our continued collaboration on the Brucejack Gold Mine. On this historic day, the 18th anniversary of the effective date of the Nisga'a Final Agreement, we are pleased to once again affirm the Nisga'a Nation's government-to-government relationship with British Columbia."
A co-operation and benefits agreement between Pretium and the Nisga'a Nation was established in 2015 and two years later, the mine was commissioned in April of 2017. The company said by involving First Nations early on, it gave them the go-ahead to proceed with the project. It will create over 300 jobs over the course of the 22-year life of the mine.
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