The Blackwater Mine received its BC Mines Act permit from the BC Ministry of Energy, Mines and Low Carbon Innovation in March 2023. A positive decision statement was issued by the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency in April 2019 and an Environmental Assessment Certificate was issued by the BC Minister of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources and BC Minster of Environment and Climate Change Strategy in June 2019.
A trilateral project participation agreement was signed in 2019 with the two Indigenous nations whose traditional territories overlap the proposed mine site, Lhoosk’uz Dené Nation and Ulkatcho First Nation. In May 2021, Artemis also signed an impact benefits agreement with the Nazko Nation in respect of the Blackwater Project. Discussions with the Carrier Sekani First Nations, whose territories overlap proposed linear infrastructure corridors, are ongoing.