MNO representatives attend 2018 PDAC Convention

PDAC smlJean Camirand, President MNO Thunder Bay Métis
Council; Dan Boulard, PCMNO Region 5 Councilor;
Nelson Montreuil, President MNO Mattawa Métis Council;
Michael Gravelle, Minister of Northern Development and
Mines; Ernie Gatien PCMNO Region 4 Councilor;
Nina Henley, Secretary of MNO Kenora Métis Council;
Yvonne Jensen, President MNO North Channel Métis
Council; Brady Hupet, President MNO Sunset Country
Métis Council; Jennifer Jensen, Secretary Treasurer for
the North Channel Métis Council; Maurice Sarazin, Chair
of the MNO Sudbury Métis Council; Marc Laurin, President
MNO North Bay Métis Council; and Richard Sarazin,
President MNO Sudbury Métis Council attended the PDAC
conference from March 4-7. Click here to view a larger
version of this picture.

Among the more than 25,000 people who attended the 2018 Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) convention on March 4-7 in Toronto were a number of Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) citizens who are members of MNO Consultation Committees.
 
The convention is put on by the national association representing the mineral exploration and development industry.
 
The MNO attends every year as part of its mandate to foster new relationships with mining companies that operate within traditional Métis territories. Mineral proponents impacting lands and waterways traditionally used by Métis have the duty to consult with and accommodate the Métis rights-bearing communities in these areas.
 
During the convention, the MNO citizens had the opportunity to speak with Ontario Minister of Northern Development and Mines Michael Gravelle.
 
MNO representatives who attended include Jean Camirand, President MNO Thunder Bay Métis Council; Dan Boulard, PCMNO Region 5 Councilor; Nelson Montreuil, President MNO Mattawa Métis Council; Ernie Gatien, PCMNO Region 4 Councilor; Nina Henley, Secretary of MNO Kenora Métis Council; Yvonne Jensen, President MNO North Channel Métis Council; Brady Hupet, President MNO Sunset Country Métis Council; Jennifer Jensen, Secretary Treasurer for the North Channel Métis Council; Maurice Sarazin, Chair of the MNO Sudbury Métis Council; Marc Laurin, President MNO North Bay Métis Council; Richard Sarazin, President MNO Sudbury Métis Council; and Kim Powley, President MNO Historic Sault Ste. Marie Métis Council.
 
According to a PDAC press release, attendees included investors, analysts, mining executives, geologists, Indigenous peoples, government officials and students from more than 125 countries.

Posted: April 18, 2018

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