Tectonic Metals Speaks Out Against Racism and Commits to Taking Action
Tectonic Metals, Inc. (Tectonic), a Canadian mineral exploration company, and Doyon, Limited (Doyon) have been working together in the Interior since 2019 when we signed two agreements for mineral exploration on over 300,000 acres of Doyon and village surface and subsurface. One exploration agreement was for Seventymile, near Eagle; the other was for Road Metals, at Northway. The exploration is a very early phase and is focused on understanding the geology of those two areas and pursuing economic development of gold. Most of the Doyon lands where Tectonic is active were selected by early Doyon leaders for mineral potential to create job opportunities and regional economic benefit.
In 2020, Doyon became an investor in Tectonic and signed a third agreement for exploration on 65,600 acres in the Goodpaster District at Carrie Creek and Mount Harper. One reason we became an investor was Tectonic’s commitment to engagement with our communities and shareholders.
Tectonic is a leader in indigenous engagement in the minerals industry and their executives have a long track record of work with First Nations in Canada. Recently, Tectonic made a statement on inclusion and the need to address racism. Doyon would like to recognize and applaud our partner’s efforts on this important topic.
In a recent article, Tony Reda, Tectonic President and CEO, said “As a father, I want to see a better world for my kids. As a leader, it’s clear to me that we need to acknowledge that discrimination exists, to listen to those who face it, and to commit to real change, starting with ourselves first. It’s the only way forward.”
Tectonic’s dedication to confronting discrimination head-on starts with immediate actions, such as
- Implementing two scholarships for black and Indigenous students in partnership with Doyon.
- Mandating staff undertake professional development specific to cultural competency and anti-racism awareness and responder training.
- Developing an interactive workshop on anti-racism and intercultural competency for the entire mineral exploration and mining industry.
- A full audit of internal policies, controls, guidelines, and practices.
- Actively investigate opportunities to be an industry leader in creating inclusion and fighting systemic racism.
Bringing systemic change around equity, diversity, and inclusion is a commitment that Tectonic has made throughout the company’s operations and mining and mineral industry. Doyon is proud to partner with Tectonic in these important efforts.
For more information on this project, contact the Lands and Natural Resources Department at 907-459-2030 or firstname.lastname@example.org.