Yukon gov't to appeal court decision quashing approval of mining project near Mayo


The Yukon government is appealing a court decision that quashes the approval of a mining project near Mayo, Yukon.

It’s the latest in an ongoing dispute between the territorial government and the First Nation of Na-Cho Nyäk Dun (FNNND) over a project in the First Nation’s traditional territory.

The First Nation filed a petition to the Yukon Supreme Court in 2021, soon after the Yukon government gave the green light to Vancouver-based Metallic Minerals Corp.’s project. The quartz exploration project is to happen over 10 years on 52 claims located north of Mayo.

The First Nation argued at a hearing last summer that the Yukon government didn’t seem to give much thought to FNNND’s interests or concerns before signing

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