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Summer 2017

First Nations sign Shared Territory Protocol Agreement
The leadership of the Peshewesaheknik (Cat Lake), Obishikokaang, (Lac Seul), and Bimaychikamah (Slate Falls) First Nations are pleased to announce that they have entered into an historic Protocol Agreement. The agreement celebrates and outlines the practical mechanisms for equally sharing economic benefits within the Nation’s shared territories.

The agreement clarifies and presents a general position on the First Nation understanding that harvesting rights and sustenance are transferable beyond lines and borders, which are generated by provincial legislation and treaties.

The three First Nations travelled to the PDAC International Convention in Toronto as ‘One Voice’ on common industrial and provincial issues and to foster and encourage strategic partnerships.

The Sioux Lookout Friendship Accord, signed by all three Nations, recognizes and affirms that First Nations and municipalities have common interests and barriers and understands that a strategic partnership is required to tackle social-economic issues, barriers and solutions. The Municipality of Sioux Lookout and the Township of Pickle Lake joined their neighbours at PDAC.


Summer 2017 News:
• First Nations sign Shared Territory Protocol Agreement
• Forestry, Paper, and Packaging M&A activity off to a strong start in ‘17
• Forestry sector sees opportunities in budget
• Deloitte and NORCAT partner to explore future of mining technology
• Vale shutters Sudbury mine
• Callinex completes drilling at Pine Bay 
• EACOM announces full acquisition of Anthony-EACOM

• Noront and First Nation sign advanced agreement
• Cementation Canada Big Winner at #DisruptMining
• Forest sector partners with Canada’s municipalities
• Vale closing Birchtree Mine
• Increase lumber imports from overseas in 2017
• Forestry industry applauds Ottawa’s response to softwood duties
• TMAC Resources announces commercial production at Doris Mine and Mill
• Multiple high-grade lithium pegmatites intersected at Ontario’s Mavis Lake Project


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