Celebrate Virtual NWT Mining Week 2021!

26 July 2021

(Yellowknife – July 26, 2021) Celebrate NWT Mining Week 2021, an initiative under MiningNorthWorks! with the support of the NWT & Nunavut Chamber of Mines and the Government of the Northwest Territories.

The cause for celebration? Why, it’s simple: The Northwest Territories’ mineral resources industry plays a major role in the lives of northerners and the economy of the North. From training to employment, from business benefits to community wellness initiatives such as donations and scholarships and many other investments, the opportunities and benefits abound. The NWT Government has documented those benefits in their excellent report here.

We invite the public to participate in any of the activities planned for the week July 25 – July 31. These include:

  • Yellowknife Rock walk
  • Meet a Prospector
  • Women in Mining Virtual Workshop – register here
  • Videos and many other fascinating resources available on the MiningNorthWorks! website. (Check out the new Nechalacho rare earth project video!)
  • A new Kids Activity Book with several fun and informational activities for kids of all ages, from Grades K-12. Prizes include an IPAD 12 Pro!

NWT Mining Week is an opportunity for everyone to acknowledge the NWT’s rich mining history, to learn more about our modern mineral resources industry, and to envision its role as an even stronger part of the future of the North.

NWT Mining Week 2021 is produced through a partnership of the NWT & Nunavut Chamber of Mines, the Mining North Works! public awareness program, and the Government of the Northwest Territories.

For more details see the attached calendar, and also the attached invitation to the Women in Mining Workshop.

NWT Mining Week 2021 materials are hosted on the MiningNorthWorks! website. During the week, social media posts through the chamber’s Facebook and Twitter social media will highlight aspects of the mineral resources industry.