January 24, 2017

Skeena Resources and Tahltan Central Government Sign Communications Agreement

NR: 17-01

Vancouver, BC (January 24, 2017) Skeena Resources Limited (TSX.V: SKE) (“Skeena” or the “Company”) and Tahltan Central Government (“TCG”) are pleased to announce that they have signed a Communications Agreement. The Communications Agreement provides guidance to the Parties for ongoing discussions and engagement regarding Skeena’s projects in Tahltan traditional territory. The Communications Agreement provides a framework for the sharing of information and for joint participation of the Parties in communications with Tahltan membership and communities regarding Skeena’s activities in the territory.

About Skeena
Skeena Resources Limited is a junior Canadian mining exploration company focused on developing prospective base and precious metal properties in the Golden Triangle region of northwest British Columbia, Canada. The Company’s primary activities are the evaluation and development of the Spectrum-GJ gold-copper project as well as exploration on the past-producing Snip gold mine, acquired from Barrick Gold, and the past-producing Porter Idaho silver mine. Skeena’s management includes a highly experienced team of mine-finders, including Ron Netolitzky, Chairman of the Board.

About Tahltan Central Government
The Tahltan Central Government is the administrative body of the Tahltan Nation, located in northwest British Columbia. The TCG protects Tahltan Aboriginal rights and title, the ecosystems and natural resources of the Tahltan traditional territory by managing sustainable economic development, and strengthens the cultural wellness of the Tahltan community. For more information, visit www.tahltan.org.

On behalf of the Board of Directors of Skeena Resources Limited and Tahltan Central Government,

Walt Coles Jr.
President & CEO
Skeena Resources Limited

Chad Norman Day
President
Tahltan Central Government

For Further Information Contact:

Skeena Resources Limited

Walt Coles Jr., President & CEO or Tony Perri, Investor Relations
Suite 650, 1021 W. Hastings St. Vancouver, B.C. V6E 0C3
Tel: (604) 684-8725 Email: tperri@skeenaresources.com

Tahltan Central Government

Calvin Carlick, Executive Director
Box 69, Tatl’ah Dease Lake, B.C. V0C 1L0
Tel: (250) 641-3993 Email: Executivedirector@Tahtlan.org


Cautionary note regarding forward-looking statements

Certain statements made and information contained herein may constitute “forward looking information” and “forward looking statements” within the meaning of applicable Canadian and United States securities legislation, including, among other things, information with respect to this presentation. These statements and information are based on facts currently available to the Company and there is no assurance that actual results will meet management’s expectations. Forward-looking statements and information may be identified by such terms as “anticipates”, “believes”, “targets”, “estimates”, “plans”, “expects”, “may”, “will”, “could” or “would”. Forward-looking statements and information contained herein are based on certain factors and assumptions regarding, among other things, the estimation of mineral resources and reserves, the realization of resource and reserve estimates, metal prices, taxation, the estimation, timing and amount of future exploration and development, capital and operating costs, the availability of financing, the receipt of regulatory approvals, environmental risks, title disputes and other matters. While the Company considers its assumptions to be reasonable as of the date hereof, forward-looking statements and information are not guarantees of future performance and readers should not place undue importance on such statements as actual events and results may differ materially from those described herein. The Company does not undertake to update any forward-looking statements or information except as may be required by applicable securities laws.

Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

For Further Information Contact:
Walt Coles Jr., President & CEO or Tony Perri - Investor Relations, Manager
Suite 650, 1021 W. Hastings St. Vancouver, B.C., Canada V6E 0C3
Tel: (604) 684-8725 Fax: (604) 558-7695 Email: tperri@skeenaresources.com

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