Ambler Metals, Trilogy Metals’ JV Company, Hosts Site Visit for Doyon Region Tribal Chiefs and NANA Region Tribal Presidents
August 16, 2022
August 16, 2022 – Vancouver, British Columbia – Trilogy Metals Inc. (TSX / NYSE American: TMQ) (“Trilogy”, "Trilogy Metals” or "the Company”) announces that on August 12, 2022, Ambler Metals LLC (“Ambler Metals”), the joint venture operating company equally owned by Trilogy and South32 Limited (ASX, LSE, JSE: S32; ADR: SOUHY) (“South32”), hosted a site visit for Chiefs from the Doyon region and NANA region tribal leadership.
Ambler Metals’ full news release is below.
Learning Together While Building Trusted Relationships
Ambler Metals Hosts Doyon Region Tribal Chiefs and NANA Region Tribal Presidents
August 12, 2022 – Anchorage, Alaska – As part of exploration efforts to develop its sizable holdings in the Ambler Mining District in Alaska, Ambler Metals is investing in one of its most important partnerships; the surrounding communities of the Arctic and Bornite project sites. Recently Ambler hosted a site visit for Chiefs from the Doyon region and NANA region tribal leadership.
The site visit provided an excellent opportunity for open dialogue and fostered important discussions related to the project’s positive impact throughout local economies. Tribal leaders were able to experience first-hand a wide variety of work that is being conducted by shareholders and expand their understanding of the long-term benefits of workforce development spanning exploration, construction, operations, reclamation, and closure.
“One of our core values is respect – for people, the land, the culture and the environment,” says Ramzi Fawaz, President and CEO, Ambler Metals.
“There is no better way to learn from one another than to spend time in conversation, listening, gaining knowledge from the long-time stewards of the land, and working together toward common goals.”
The tribal leaders held a private roundtable discussion in conjunction with the site visit. Their future engagement and input will help significantly shape the project so that the land and people of the region can continue to thrive in traditional ways, while bringing new economic opportunities to the area. The project has the potential to provide hundreds of jobs throughout its lifetime, lower transportation costs of fuel and other supplies, and fund essential government services in a remote region of the Arctic.
“One of the main economic pillars of our region’s economy is based around responsible resource development," says Ely Cyrus, President of the Kiana tribe.
"As President of the tribe in Kiana, I feel it is important to work together as tribal leaders. Conversations such as this have the potential to inform and empower our tribes on ways to provide a path for employment for our people and is a forum for our voices to be heard on the importance of subsistence resources and lands," adds Cyrus.
“There are tremendously positive takeaways from this site visit, and I would like to extend my sincere appreciation to the tribal Chiefs and Presidents from both regions for sharing their expertise and expanding our relationships,” says Fawaz.
From the Doyon region: Chief Harding Sam – Alatna; Chief Lawrence Williams – Allakaket; and Chief Wilmer Beetus – Hughes.
From the NANA region: President Miles Cleveland – Ambler; Gena Linus (council member) – Kobuk; President Fred Sun – Shungnak; President Ely Cyrus – Kiana; and Linda Lee – Shungnak.
About Trilogy Metals
Trilogy Metals Inc. is a metals exploration and development company which holds a 50 percent interest in Ambler Metals LLC, which has a 100 percent interest in the UKMP in northwestern Alaska. On December 19, 2019, South32, a globally diversified mining and metals company, exercised its option to form a 50/50 joint venture with Trilogy. The UKMP is located within the Ambler Mining District which is one of the richest and most-prospective known copper-dominant districts in the world. It hosts world-class polymetallic volcanogenic massive sulphide (“VMS”) deposits that contain copper, zinc, lead, gold and silver, and carbonate replacement deposits which have been found to host high-grade copper and cobalt mineralization. Exploration efforts have been focused on two deposits in the Ambler mining district - the Arctic VMS deposit and the Bornite carbonate replacement deposit. Both deposits are located within a land package that spans approximately 181,387 hectares. Ambler Metals has an agreement with NANA Regional Corporation, Inc., an Alaska Native Corporation that provides a framework for the exploration and potential development of the Ambler Mining District in cooperation with local communities. Trilogy’s vision is to develop the Ambler Mining District into a premier North American copper producer.
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