Taku River Tlingit First Nation (TRTFN) has developed this Mining Policy to provide greater certainty for parties interested in the extraction of mineral resources from TRTFN Traditional Territory in British Columbia (see Schedule A for map of the Territory).2.
TRTFN is publishing its policy because British Columbia’s legislated process for disposing of surface and subsurface rights in the Territory does not address TRTFN’s participation in decisions regarding mining-related activity.
This Mining Policy explains how TRTFN intends to deal with proposals for mining- related activity in our territory. The Policy is intended to achieve the following specific purposes:
- Explain the principles on which the TRTFN Government bases its own decisions respecting proposals for mining-related activities in the Territory;
- Describe TRTFN Government procedures for dealing with proposals for mining-related activities in the Territory;
- To describe TRTFN’s standards and expectations for mining-related activities and proponents in the Territory;
- To describe procedures that proponents may use to seek the consent and support of TRTFN Government for mining-related
Leadership from the Kaska, Tahltan and Tlingit Nations are addressing pressing issues about hunting and wildlife management across the collective territories of the 3-Nations. The focus is to find ways to build new partnerships to monitor and manage activity in our territories. This co-management approach has the potential to increase the effort being made on the ground while also making sure that our Nations are more involved in the process.
TRT Fisheries Department
The core funding for TRT Fisheries Department comes from the Aboriginal Fisheries Strategy (AFS). This is Federal funding to support TRT involvement in salmon management on the Taku River. For 2019 we have been successful in expanding the scope of projects funded under the AFS program to include TRT involvement in: Tatsatua Sampling, the Coho test fishery and the Taku smolt project.
The Fisheries Department has also been successful at obtaining funding for several proposal-driven projects. These funds come from the Northern Endowment Fund, through the Pacific Salmon Commission.
The TRT Fisheries Department also receives some funding from the Taku Atlin Conservancy (TAC).