Picture Blog: Round-Up 2023 in Review

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February 3, 2023

If a picture is worth 1000 words, here’s 8,000 more on the NWT’s presence at Round-Up in January.

The annual conference is the mineral exploration industry’s premier opportunity to connect, exchange ideas and inspire new exploration projects. It is a key event in ITI’s on-going promotion and marketing of the NWT’s potential for resource exploration and potential. 


There was a lot of interest in NWT Rocks and the Critical Minerals identified in them. The Northwest Territories Geological Survey released a new compilation of Critical Mineral Showings highlighting the distribution of critical mineral finds in the NWT. (Read more)


The presence of critical minerals in the NWT is bringing global awareness to the Environment, Social, Governance (ESG) principles inherent in the Indigenous partnerships with which development is realized in the NWT.


Minister Wawzonek joined Ontario’s Minister of Mining George Pirie and BC’s Minister of Energy, Mines and Low Carbon Innovation Josie Osbourne on a panel discussing critical minerals and competitiveness. (Read more)


In a staged networking event on the floor of the Roundup exhibition hall, ITI connected companies and suppliers with leaders of the NWT’s public and Indigenous governments as well as Indigenous organizations. (Read more)  


Approximately 100 representatives from Indigenous Governments and businesses attended the AME’s Roundup this year including Tlicho Grand Chief Lafferty who spoke at a networking event celebrating NWT women in mining. (Read more)  


Officials from the Departments of Infrastructure promoted the territory’s green energy potential – and with Lands and ENR joined ITI in an all-of-government approach to Round-Up 2023.  


The GNWT’s political presence (L-R): Premier Caroline Cochrane; Minister of Infrastructure Diane Archie; MLA, Monfwi Jane Weyallan-Armstrong; and Minister of ITI Caroline Wawzonek


The presence of Tlicho Drummers at each of the NWT’s information and networking events was a consistent reminder that, at all levels, development in the NWT is realized in partnership with Indigenous people.