Engaging First Nations

We continue to consult with the First Nation of Na-Cho Nyäk Dun, the Na-Cho Nyäk Dun Development Corporation and Selkirk First Nation Development Corporation on this project.

PRoject assessment and permitting

  • The First Nation of Na-Cho Nyäk Dun has been engaged in the assessment, permitting and approval of the Mayo to McQuesten Transmission Line Replacement Project (formerly the Stewart to Keno City Rehabilitation Project). 

job opportunities and contracting

  • Opportunities for First Nations procurement have been created.
  • The Na-Cho Nyäk Dun Development Corporation and Selkirk First Nation Development Corporation provide input into each Request For Proposals's (RFP) terms and evaluation criteria.
  • First Nations benefits account for 20% of the evalution criteria in each RFP.
  • One local First Nations citizen will be employed as a First Nations Wildlife Monitor during periods of construction.

legacy benefits

  • On November 23, 2019, Yukon Energy and the First Nation of Na-Cho Nyäk Dun signed a benefits agreement that provides a cash legacy benefit to the First Nation.

ongoing dialogue

  • Regular project and safety updates have and will continue to be provided to each partner throughout the life of the project.