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BLM Issues Record of Decision for Ambler Mining District Industrial Access Project (AMDIAP)

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) issued a Record of Decision (ROD) yesterday that authorizes a right-of-way across federally managed lands to the Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority (AIDEA) to construct a limited access, 211-mile road to the Ambler Mining District. While a significant milestone, the ROD represents another step in a series of…

Summer 2020 Mining Update

Our goal is to pursue responsible development of natural resources that benefits NANA and its shareholders for today and future generations by leading mineral exploration, development and production beyond 2031. In a short period of time, the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way we live and do business, demonstrating to us all that the future…

NANA Supports ANC Eligibility for CARES Act Relief Funding

As the world faces a global pandemic, NANA stands in support of our shareholders, region, state and nation. Under the CARES Act, passed by Congress on March 25 and signed into law two days later, Alaska Native corporations (ANCs) are eligible for funding to help navigate the health and economic impacts of the COVID-19 outbreak.…

UKMP Summer Exploration Program Canceled Due to COVID-19

After extensive assessment of the current COVID-19 environment, Ambler Metals has decided not to proceed with the Upper Kobuk Mineral Projects (UKMP) 2020 summer exploration program. Despite developing additional safety protocols, and working closely with upper Kobuk communities and NANA, the continued uncertainty of COVID-19, in conjunction with an already delayed and therefore much shortened…

NANA Offices Closed Week of Independence Day

NANA offices in Kotzebue and Anchorage will be closed Monday, June 29 through Friday, July 3. During this time, a small number of employees will be on staff to support operations, and shareholders can request medical and burial assistance by calling (907) 442-3301 or (800) 478-3301 or emailing shareholderrelations@nana.com. (Staff support will be unavailable on Friday,…

Update on NANA Offices

In May, the Northwest Arctic Borough extended its hunker down order through June 19 after the first case of COVID-19 was confirmed in the region. To best abide by the order, NANA’s Kotzebue headquarters is closed to the public, though most staff continue to work remotely and serve shareholders by appointment only. Shareholders can contact…

In-Region Offices Close as Borough Hunkers Down

On Tuesday, May 19, Maniilaq Association reported the first confirmed case of COVID-19 in Kotzebue. In response, the Northwest Arctic Borough has amended and extended its hunker down order, which requires residents to stay home as much as possible. To best abide by the order and protect employees in the region, NANA’s Kotzebue headquarters is closed…

Red Dog Resumes Regional Outbound Travel

In late March, and in response to community concerns regarding the threat of COVID-19, NANA and Teck made the difficult decision to temporarily suspend outbound flights from Red Dog Mine to villages in the northwest Arctic region. As of Monday, May 18, Red Dog employees are able to travel home to their communities in the region.…

NANA Offices Closed Week of Memorial Day

NANA offices in Kotzebue, NANA-region villages and Anchorage will be closed the week of Memorial Day, Monday, May 25 through Friday, May 29. During this time, a small number of employees will be on staff to support operations, and shareholders can request medical and burial assistance from shareholder relations by calling (907) 442-3301 or (800)…

Summer Plans at UKMP Pending as Response to COVID-19 Evolves

In response to the COVID-19 global pandemic, NANA and Ambler Metals are working to determine how a summer field season at the Upper Kobuk Mineral Projects (UKMP) may progress while protecting communities and balancing job opportunities for residents of the region. As partners, we are evaluating several options, including a delayed season start date in…