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Cultural Heritage

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Cultural Heritage

Nevada Gold Mines works hand in hand with our Native American partner Tribes/Bands.

Through working with our Native American partners, we seek to ensure we are responsible stewards of the land, respectful of Native American culture and cognizant and protective of any cultural artifacts that may be found during the course of business. We recognize the importance of this partnership in enabling us to derive sustainable benefits and prosperity from Nevada's natural resources.

Collaborative Agreements

Our collaborative agreements are an opportunity to solidify our relationships with the Tribes/Bands and ensure that these relationships are maintained regardless of any potential management changes within our organization in the future. Our tribal partners are:

  • Battle Mountain Band of the Te-Moak Tribe of Western Shoshone
  • Confederated Tribes of the Goshute Reservation
  • Duck Valley Shoshone-Paiute Tribe
  • Duckwater Shoshone Tribe
  • Elko Band of the Te-Moak Tribe of Western Shoshone
  • Ely Shoshone Tribe
  • Fort McDermitt Paiute and Shoshone Tribe
  • South Fork Band of the Te-Moak Tribe of Western Shoshone
  • Wells Band of the Te-Moak Tribe of Western Shoshone
  • Yomba Shoshone Tribe
  • Te-Moak Tribes of Western Shoshone Indians

Dialogue Meetings and Elders Circle

These gatherings provide opportunities to engage in dialogue on a quarterly basis with all 11 of our partner Tribes/Bands so that we can provide updates on our mining activities, Native American Affairs programs and other company news, and then hear back from each tribe on what’s important to them.

Western Folklife Center

This non-profit cultural center in Elko uses story and cultural expression to preserve the traditional Western life and connect the American West to the world. Annual support from Nevada Gold Mines includes funding for the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering.

Cultural Awareness Training

In 2021 NGM produced a cultural awareness video in collaboration with our 10 Native American partner Tribes. This video highlights the history of the Native American people in the area, the background of the Native American Affairs department and programming, the challenges Native Americans have faced and the policies and procedures NGM follows regarding the discovery of cultural artifacts. The video has been viewed by the NGM workforce and has also been converted into an interactive training to further ensure our workforce is equipped with critical knowledge pertaining to the Native American people and their way of life.