Recruitment Begins for Subsistence Community Advisory Committee

8-Member Committee to Provide Input on Donlin Gold Project

May 3, 2021

Calista Corporation, in partnership with The Kuskokwim Corporation (TKC) and Donlin Gold LLC, is pleased to begin recruitment for a Subsistence Community Advisory Committee (SCAC), the first in a series of community advisory committees to provide local perspective and input on issues related to the proposed Donlin Gold Project.

This eight-member committee will be populated by subsistence users who live in proximity to the proposed Donlin Gold Project and its transportation corridor. The SCAC will meet twice a year to provide direct input on subsistence matters to the Donlin Advisory Technical Review and Oversight Committee (DATROC).

The deadline to apply for a seat on the committee is July 31, 2021 and members will be selected by August 31, 2021. More information about the roles and responsibilities of the SCAC members, as well as the application, is posted at

What is the DATROC?

The DATROC is composed of representatives from Donlin Gold LLC, Calista Corporation, and The Kuskokwim Corporation who monitor and provide oversight to the project.

How will the SCAC work with DATROC?

The members of the SCAC do not need to have a favorable position on the mine. Their role is to bring ideas, concerns and recommendations regarding subsistence to the DATROC, which then provides recommendations and feedback to the project operator.

How do I apply?

We invite you to visit to determine your eligibility and begin the application process. 

Before filling out an application, we encourage you to become informed about the SCAC roles and responsibilities and request technical assistance if you need it. To speak to someone directly, please contact Colleen Laraux, Community Relations & DATROC Coordinator at:; 907-543-0745 (phone); 907-543-0779 (fax); or by mail at Donlin Gold LLC, P.O. Box 509, Bethel, AK  99559.

I don’t want to apply but I know someone who might.

Let us know! We are happy to talk with anyone who is interested. In addition to visiting and reaching out to the DATROC Coordinator, any qualified applicant is invited to reach out to the Calista Land & Natural Resources Department at or TKC at if they have questions.

Quyana for all you do for our community and our Region!