I guess you mean the interest in the international community and definitely not the interest of the government. We're extremely interested in our resource industry as a government.
I think what we're seeing, Mr. McLeod, is a change in direction. We've had some concerns over the last couple of years about the variables we can control. You can't control commodity prices, but what you can control is relations with first nations governments. What we're seeing in Yukon right now, with the new government approach, is a modernization of what it means to do business in Yukon with the mining industries.
For example, we signed a memorandum of understanding with the Yukon first nations governments. We went down to the Cordilleran Roundup in Vancouver, we went to PDAC in Toronto, and we went government to government. We went arm in arm, Grand Chief Peter Johnston and I, and also the other chiefs. We're presenting a united front, a joint approach when it comes to the resource industry.
What we're seeing is on two fronts. One is the economic front. The companies that are interested in Yukon like this approach. They consider it as one-stop shopping. They know that the conversation they're having with the territorial government is the same conversation they're having with the affected first nations whose traditional territories are being affected, because we're in the same room.
What we're also seeing on the social side of things is more trust from the general population. If you're involving the first nations governments in this sector, which is the resource industry, with these modern treaties, through having them at the table where they are supposed to be—basically implementing these modern treaties as they're supposed to be implemented—the public is seeing a trust factor: that we will be taking into consideration the environmental considerations. The regulatory certainty piece is there as well. Industry gets the certainty they need and the general population sees that this isn't a one-sided conversation.
I think that we're going to see the fruits of that labour.