MNO hosts mining industry collaborative forum & update
From February 26-27 the Métis Nation of Ontario hosted two events in Toronto for MNO Consultation Committees from Regions 1-5, MNO Métis Mining Strategy students, Métis businesses and proponents.
A collaborative forum was held on February 26. The forum provided an opportunity for MNO Consultation Committees, students and Métis businesses to network with proponents and mining companies.
During the forum, Métis lawyer Jason Madden presented on Métis rights which included information on the Powley case, recent legal developments and the road ahead. Madden also presented on business partnerships with Métis.
Other presentations included and overview of the objectives and opportunities of the MNO Métis Mining Strategy, best practices in Métis consultation and accommodation and on understanding of Traditional Knowledge.
Mining industry members were also in attendance. Representatives from Premier Gold, Argonaut Gold, Rubicon Minerals Corp., IAMGOLD, Vale Base Metals and KGHM International Limited provided project updates for current activities in Regions 1-5.
Additionally, on February 27, the MNO held a meeting on the Modernization of the Mining Act Phase 3. The goal of this event was to educate MNO citizens about the changes to Mining Act and how it would impact them. A representative from Northern Development and Mines provided presentations on the background of the Act, what they heard and next steps.
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