VANCOUVER – Novagold Resources has released the fourth segment of its Alaska video series. The four videos tell the story of the people of the Yukon-Kuskokwim (Y-K) Region, where the Donlin gold project is located, exploring their long cultural history, traditional way of life and the challenges they face living in such a remote region.
Part four of the series is titled “Economic opportunity and workforce development”. The subsistence way of life that historically sustained the local communities – fishing, hunting and gathering berries – does not provide the cash income needed to purchase fuel, supplies and pay for utilities. There is a tremendous need for economic development that offers wage employment and generates local revenue.
Novagold and its affiliates support local training programs designed to develop employable skills in the rural communities. Through mentorships, as well as formal and informal education programs, residents are able to develop the skills they need to be effective, both at work as well as in the economic and social lives of their communities.
To learn more about the Alaska video series, visit Novagold’s website. Or go directly to each segment in the series is provided below.