At Ascot Resources, we believe successful operations involve making a positive impact in the communities where we work. We are working closely with the Nisga’a Nation and the District of Stewart to ensure the responsible development of our projects by actively building and maintaining open, respectful, and collaborative relationships together.
Q & A
How do local communities benefit from the mine?
Ascot supports the local communities including the District of Stewart and the four Nisga’a Villages by hiring locally for full-time and seasonal employment and contract opportunities wherever possible. As we move into construction and operation, we are committed to continuing to do so, while also connecting people to the training necessary to participate in our workforce as it grows. We believe that employment and employment income is a key benefit to the local communities.
Has Ascot been engaging with the local First Nations?
The Premier Gold Project and the Red Mountain Project are located on Nisga’a Nation lands.
The Premier Gold Project is located in the Nass Area and the Red Mountain Project is located in the Nass Wildlife Area, as defined in the Nisga’a Final Agreement, a modern treaty between the federal government, provincial government, and Nisga’a Nation, which sets out Nisga’a Nation’s rights under Section 35 of the Canadian Constitution Act.
Ascot is working closely with Nisga’a Nation to assess the impacts of the Premier Gold Project and Red Mountain Project on Nisga’a Treaty Rights. Nisga’a Nation citizens have Treaty rights to manage and harvest wildlife in the Nass Wildlife Area and to harvest fish, aquatic plants, and migratory birds within the Nass Area. The clarity and certainty provided by the Nisga’a Final Agreement is a major advantage to development.