Janet Sheriff, host of Mined in America, a proven leader in strategic communications and marketing, indigenous relations and community engagement.
Ms. Sheriff is committed to creative communications and brand development, sound community engagement and environmentally-responsible mineral extraction while enhancing wealth creation for shareholders and rural communities.
Ms. Sheriff presently operates a creative and unique marketing and communications company and is the host of the ‘Mined in America’ podcast.
An entrepreneur and innovator, she presently serves as a Director and President of Group 11 Technologies (Group 11), a private company focused on the development of non-invasive and environmentally friendly precious metals extraction. Prior to co-founding Group 11, Ms. Sheriff led the world’s first on-site test of EnviroMetal Technology’s solvent which replaced cyanide in the gold extraction process, resulting in the formation of Group 11. She was responsible for creating the SRU® (the Secondary Recovery Unit) which replaced the smelter process in the test process. Ms. Sheriff also established and presently owns the Yukon Mint®, which has created green gold coins with indigenous art to celebrate local communities and the artists. With a strong commitment to social responsibility and community engagement she has successfully negotiated and implemented socio-economic and exploration agreements with indigenous governments plus implemented numerous innovative programs, including the award-winning Elders-in-Residence Program, to ensure community involvement in corporate projects.
Ms. Sheriff previously served as Chief Executive Officer of Golden Predator Mining Corp and President of Tigris Uranium (now enCore Energy Corp.). Ms. Janet Sheriff is the founder of Newfoundland Gold, a strategic marketing alliance promoting the progressive jurisdiction of Newfoundland & Labrador and the region’s leaders in exploration & mining. Ms. Sheriff is a graduate of Queen’s University and a recipient of the Queen’s Jubilee Commemorative Medal awarded for outstanding achievements by Canadians.
A Newfoundland-based gold exploration
A Newfoundland focused gold exploration company with a new gold discovery.
Successful first-in-the-world field test of a non-cyanide solution to extract gold and replaced the smelter process; lead to the creation of Group 11 Technologies.
Built Yukon’s first bulk sample plant and mobile batch processing unit to support metallurgical testing for gold grade and replace the mill and smelter process; produced over 2,000 ounces of gold.
Established nationally-recognized Elders-in-Residence program and innovative programming to incorporate community engagement and mutually respectful relationship with First Nation government and communities.
Established the Yukon Mint creating ‘green’ gold coins highlighting local indigenous artwork.
Development and implementation of strategic plan, policy development, financing and operations for gold exploration and mining projects.
Marketing, community affairs, First Nation relations & investor relations; negotiation and implementation of numerous agreements, progressive programs and Socio Economic Benefits Accords with First Nation governments.
Corporate development of a new uranium company (now enCore Energy Corp.).
Establishment and development of the feasibility plan, organizational development, organization start up. Secured $20-million for northern First Nation training in the mining industry.
Development and delivery of gold conferences in Dawson City, Yukon, Canada (115 gold fund managers and investors from 15 countries), Washington, DC (250 delegates), New Orleans and London, England (300 delegates).
Implementation of the Economic Benefits Agreement and lead on the creation of economic opportunities within the Agreement.
Development and delivery of the Yukon Economic Forums including 40 conferences and workshops in 8 months.
Economic/tourism strategic plan development including marketing plan, human resource development plan and financing for all planning and project implementation.
Development and delivery of Team Canada trade missions to China, South Korea and South America to generate business opportunities for Canadian companies.
Development of Yukon Infrastructure paper and strategy which secured $40M from Canada for infrastructure development.
Development, start-up planning, staffing and policy development to create a 400 acre preserve to serve as an education and care facility for northern wildlife species.
Created, funded and implemented the award-winning Commissioner’s Potlatch gathering of all the Yukon and Northern BC First Nations (3,000 guests) celebrating the collective celebratory Yukon Potlatch in over 80 years.
Project management and coordination of the Final Survivor Episode – filmed in Southern Lakes Region, Yukon for a Chinese television studio.
Provided independent analysis to three consecutive Premiers and Cabinet on matters pertaining to operational issues, corporate policy and strategic planning. Development of corporate papers including the first Land-Based Compensation Framework in Canada and ‘The Northern Economy’.