Selkirk First Nation Releases Socioeconomic Monitoring Program Report


July 15, 2021

The Yukon Chamber of Mines congratulates Selkirk First Nation and Minto Mine on the release of their third annual Socio-economic Monitoring Program report

Whitehorse, Yukon

The Mine has spent billions in the Yukon bringing the Mine into operations. Between2006 and 2018 they spent $1.4 billion in operating and capital expenditures. $11 millionof the $320 million spent in the Yukon between 2013 and 2018 was in Pelly Crossing.The mine continues to strive to hire and train locally and the positive effects of that areshown in the report. Minto Mine royalties paid to Selkirk First Nation from 2008 to 2020 total $33 million (

“The report shows the benefits and positive outcomes a Mine can have when they workwith the respective First Nation and community. This engagement and consultation is anexample of why Yukon’s responsible, ethical mining Industry is a leader globally. Whenmcooperation, engagement and focus on management and monitoring occurs, all Yukoners benefit.” said Yukon Chamber of Mines President Ed Peart.  “Yukon’s mining industry is committed to safe, healthy and successful communities. We are each other’s neighbors, and we all benefit when collaborations like this occur.”

For more information, please contact:

Brianne Warner
Executive Policy Analyst 867.667.2090

Yukon Chamber of Mines

3151 B - 3rd Avenue.;
Whitehorse, Yukon
Tel: (867) 667 2090