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“Investing and prioritizing the well-being of the communities of the Yukon-Kuskokwim region, where the majority of our employees reside, is an integral pillar of Donlin Gold’s operations. Being good stewards of the land and waters, ensuring preservation of traditional practices and natural resources while upholding our commitment to the safety of our employees is what drives our rooted dedication to building a better future for all.”

Kristina Woolston
External Affairs Manager,
Donlin Gold LLC

NOVAGOLD’s Commitment to Communities

NOVAGOLD places community and social responsibility at the forefront of our operations, encompassing every aspect of our endeavors. Whether within the boardroom, on project sites, or in the communities, this commitment has been ingrained in our practices for over two decades, as particularly evident at the Donlin Gold project. Our dedication to social responsibility is exemplified by the transparent approach our project team adopts in interactions with stakeholders. The Donlin Gold team, located in Anchorage and villages within the Y-K region, collaborates closely with NOVAGOLD and Barrick to champion community and social responsibility initiatives.


From the initial stages of exploration to the eventual reclamation and rehabilitation of a mine site, NOVAGOLD relies on strong relationships with stakeholders to foster socially inclusive and sustainable development. Recognizing that the communities neighboring our sites bear the most direct social, environmental, and economic impacts, prioritizing open and transparent communication is essential.

To mitigate these impacts, competitive wages and benefits are offered, local hiring is prioritized, and investments are made in community programs and infrastructure. Through these efforts, dedication to supporting the development goals of our host communities and governments is evident.


Alaska Native and Tribal Member Employment

Donlin Gold places a high priority on the recruitment of local Alaskans, demonstrating a steadfast commitment to hiring from the local community, Alaska region, and the US whenever feasible, all while upholding quality and efficiency standards, and, where appropriate, provides education and training opportunities to empower community members with the skills needed to join the team and progress within the organization. Job creation stands out as one of our paramount commitments, contributing significantly to the economic development and well-being of the people in the regions where the Company operates.


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