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This survey is a starting point to gather your opinions, thoughts, and ideas. This information will be used by Skeena Resources Limited (Skeena), Newcrest Mining Limited (Newcrest) and the Tahltan Central Government (TCG) to help improve understanding of the Tahltan Nation and communities. 

Your feedback will help Skeena and Newcrest better understand the potential effects of mining in Tahltan Territory and will help us better understand the social, cultural and economic context of the Tahltan Nation. 

All participants will be entered into a draw with prizes including 2 x $1000 Gift Card, a Nintendo Switch and more. 

All responses will be kept confidential. 

If you have any questions, contact:

Newcrest - Janine Bedford at 250-668-6050 or by email at Janine.bedford@newcrest.com.au

Skeena - Freda Campbell, at 250-631-9447 or by e-mail at fcampbell@skeenaresources.com

If you don’t know the answer to any of the questions or would rather not answer, just check ‘I don’t know’ or ‘Prefer not to answer,’ or leave the question blank.

Meduh for your help. Your opinion is important!

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* 1. What gender do you mostly identify with?

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* 2. Are you a member or associate member of the Tahltan Nation (check the correct answer)?

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* 3. If yes, you are a Tahltan Nation member, are you also:

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* 4. If yes, do you also belong to:

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* 5. In what community do you live most of the year?

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* 6. If applicable, how many years have you lived in Tahltan Territory in total?

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* 7. How likely are you to remain in the community you are currently live over the next 5 years?

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* 8. If you live in Tahltan Territory, what makes you stay? What do you like about living where you do? 

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* 9. What reasons might cause or have caused you to move out of Tahltan Territory?

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* 10. If you don't live in Tahltan Territory, but would like to, what are the reasons preventing you from moving to the Territory?

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* 11. Including yourself, how many people live in your house?

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* 12. Please fill each box with the number of people in your household that fall within each age category, including yourself.

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* 13. What is your housing status?

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* 14. Does your home currently need repairs?

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* 15. Do you feel that industry operating in Tahltan Territory has affected the following conditions of housing?  Check all that apply.

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* 16. Are you happy with the home you live in?

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* 17. What is your yearly individual income?

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* 18. If you combine the income of EVERYONE in you home, in which category would the COMBINED ANNUAL income best fit?

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* 19. The purpose of the following question is to gather information on COLLECTIVE household resources for communication, transportation and ability to go out on the land to hunt, fish, and/or gather. 

Please check all that apply in the list below that you have in your household.

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* 20. If you are a Tahltan member, did you vote in the last band council election?

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* 21. If you are a Tahltan member, did you vote in the last TCG election?

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* 22. On a scale of 1-5 with 1 being 'Strongly Agree' and 5 being 'Strongly Disagree' what do you think about the following statements?

  1 - Strongly Agree 2 - Agree 3 - Somewhat agree 4 - Disagree 5 - Strongly Disagree Not Applicable
I participate in Tahltan community events
I participate in community meetings
I am proud of the Tahltan Nation
I feel informed about the work being done by Tahltan Central Government
I feel informed about the work/projects of the Tahltan Nation Development Corporation (TNDC)
I feel informed about projects and industry in Tahltan Territory

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* 23. Employment and training, are you:

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* 24. If you are employed please answer question 23 to 31  If not, skip to question 32.  In your current job are you:

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* 25. In which sector? please check all that apply

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* 26. What is your experience or seniority level, or job title in your current position?

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* 27. How long have you been employed with your current employer?

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* 28. How long have you been in your current role/position?

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* 29. Have you ever received any on-the-job training or been offered courses in the last 12 months?

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* 30. Would you be interested in addition training or courses?

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* 31. Are you satisfied with your current employment/job?

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* 32. If you are NOT currently employed (paid employment), what are the barriers to your employment (if applicable)?

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* 33. Do you earn some income from a traditional/subsistence activity? (Hunting, trapping, arts and crafts, fishing, gathering, medicine making etc.)

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* 34. Do you own your own business? If no skip to question 45

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* 35. If you own your own business, how many employees do you have?

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* 36. If your own your own business, what is your approximate annual gross revenue?

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* 37. If you own your own business, in what sector(s) does your business operate?  Please check all that apply

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* 38. If you own your own business, what is your primary activity, service or product?

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* 39. If you own your own business, where is your business located?

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* 40. If your own your own business, where do its main activities take place?

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* 41. If you own your own business, how long have you been in business?

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* 42. If you own your own business, has it been easy to find suitable employees, and the number of employees you need?

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* 43. If you own your own business, do you have access to the goods and services you need to run your business?

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* 44. If you own your own business, would you like to expand your business' service offerings from partnerships with other sectors or industries?

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* 45. Are there enough health services in your community?

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* 46. What would you like to see in community to support your health?

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* 47. If any, what factors are affecting your health?

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* 48. Are  your health needs being met?

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* 49. For those that live in Tahltan Territory, please answer the following questions. On a scale of 1-5 with 1 being 'strongly agree' and 5 being 'strongly disagree', how do you feel about the following: If you prefer not to answer leave blank.  If you live outside Tahltan Territory skip to question 50. 

  1 - Strongly Agree 2 - Agree 3 - neither disagree or agree 4 - Disagree 5 - Strongly Disagree
Are you satisfied with the work of the RCMP/police in the Tahltan Territory?
The RCMP should devote more energy to the prevention of drug activity.
The RCMP should devote more energy to the prevention of violence.
I generally feel safe in my community.
I generally feel safe from wildlife in my community.
I have access to recreation and sports in my community.
Children and youth in my community are doing well.
There are enough programs and activities for children and youth.
The quality of community life has worsened over the last 5 years.
The quality of community has worsened over the last 20 years.
The mining industry has benefitted my community.

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* 50. Which of the following  are important to your quality of life?  Please check your top 3 that apply.

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* 51. In the last 3 years have you participated in any of the following?

  Yes No Don't know Prefer not to answer
Storytelling
Listening to or playing the drum
Traditional dancing
Traditional singing
Playing stick gambling
Ceremony (i.e. sweats)
Harvesting traditional medicines
Using traditional medicines
Beadwork
Making jewelry
sewing with porcupine quills
Sewing with hides
Making button blankets
Carving
Drum making
Snowshoe making

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* 52. If it wasn't for COVID-19, would you have participated in any of the above activities more?

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* 53. Are you able to teach any of the above  mentioned activities?

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* 54. How well do you speak and understand the Tahltan language?

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* 55. How often do you participate in harvesting fish for food?

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* 56. How often do you participate in hunting for food?

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* 57. How often do you participate in harvesting traditional plants for food/medicine?

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* 58. Do you return to the Territory to access the land for food, hunting or fishing?

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* 59. Are you affected by the price of food in your community?

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* 60. Do you have difficulty accessing food in your community?

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* 61. Are you affected by the availability of good produce in your community?

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* 62. Do you find it difficult to access traditional foods from the land?

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* 63. Are you affected by the quality of food in your community?

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* 64. Would you like to be able to fish, hunt or collect berries/plants/roots more often?

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* 65. What foods do you eat?  If you prefer not to answer, just leave it blank.  Please check the best answers for your household.

  Frequently (daily) Regularly (1 or more times a week) Sometimes (once or more a month) Rarely (a few times a year) Never I don't know
Moose meat
Caribou meat
Elk meat
Deer meat
Moose, Elk, Caribou or Deer liver
Moose, Elk, Caribou or Deer kidney
Black bear (including grease)
Beaver
Gopher/Groundhog
Porcupine
Rabbit
Ptarmigan
Grouse
Duck/Goose
Salmon
Trout
Other fish
Soapberries
Raspberries
Blueberries
Other berries

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* 66. When you eat fish, what portion size (prior to cooking) do you eat?  (a portion is about the size of a deck of cards)

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* 67. When you eat moose, deer or caribou, what portion size (prior to cooking) do you eat?  (a portion is about the size of a deck of cards)

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* 68. What is the approximate percentage of traditional foods vs. store bought foods in your diet?

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* 69. Have you noticed a decline in being able to access traditional foods (hunting, fishing, trapping, foraging, berry picking wtc.)?

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* 70. Do you think staying in a camp away from home for work such as 2 weeks on and 2 weeks off turnaround (shift work) has a POSITIVE or NEGATIVE or has NO effect on the following?  Please check what you think applies, you can check more than one answer.

  Positive Negative No effect Prefer not to answer
Access to land
Family balance
community safety
Culture
Physical health
Drug and alcohol use
Mobility/Travel
Financial stability
Relationship and marriage
Children/Youth mental health
Domestic violence
Sexual abuse/Assault/Harrasement

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* 71. Any other thoughts on rotational shift work?

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* 72. How, if at all does work affect your ability to participate in cultural activities (fishing, hunting, picking berries/plants/roots, etc.?

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* 73. How do you feel about mining in the Tahltan Territory?

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* 74. How do you feel about the Red Chris Mine?

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* 75. Are you aware of the Red Chris Impact Benefit Co-Management Agreement between Newcrest and the Tahltan Nation?

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* 76. Are you aware of the Government-to-Government Red Chris Management Agreement between the Province of BC and the Tahltan Central Government?

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* 77. How do you feel about the proposed Eskay Creek Revitalization Project?

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* 78. Do you feel that there are positive and/or negative environmental effects to Tahltan communities from mining in Tahltan Territory?  Please explain

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* 79. Do you feel that there are positive and/or negative social/cultural effects to Tahltan communities from mining in Tahltan Territory?  Please explain

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* 80. Is there anything else you would like to tell us?

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* 81. Meduh again, for taking the time to answer all these questions, and contributing to the work we will be doing going forward. Reminder that all your responses will remain confidential. To be entered for a chance to win, we do need your contact information. 

There may be opportunities to participate in focus groups or other community consultation opportunities, and we would love to be able to get in touch with you if you are willing and comfortable to share this information.

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