Community & First Nations

Fireweed Zinc believes in engaging with local communities and First Nations toward building respectful relationships though dialogue and collaborative processes.

The Tom and Jason properties lie within an area of unsettled territorial claim by the Kaska First Nations. Negotiations between the Kaska First Nations, and the federal and territorial governments are continuing but have not affected Fireweed’s ability to carry out work on the project.

The nearest community to the project site is the First Nations community of Ross River (population 350) located 215 kilometers to the west. There are no permanent settlements at or near the project site. Fireweed Zinc believes in preferential hiring of Ross River based businesses and personnel whenever practical, for work on the Macmillan Pass Project. Brandon Macdonald, Fireweed CEO, hails from Ross River where he grew up as a child and is known in the community.