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Chiefs from Marten Falls and Aroland First Nations outline their expectations related to Ring of Fire development and mineral processing

Monday, March 5th 2012 4:07:57pm

Media Advisory

Attention:  News, Resource, Mining and Northern issues reporters and editors

WHAT:
Chiefs from Marten Falls First Nation and Aroland First Nation outline their expectations related to Ring of Fire development and mineral processing.

WHO:
Chief Eli Moonias, Marten Falls First Nation
Chief Sonny Gagnon, Aroland First Nation

WHEN:
Tuesday, March 6, 2012 at 2:15 p.m.

WHERE:
Room 149, Queen’s Park Media Studio, Legislative Assembly of Ontario
Legislative Building, Queen's Park, Toronto, Ontario

Note: Media not currently accredited by the Legislative Assembly (Queen’s Park) Media Gallery must register with the Press Gallery if they wish to participate in the conference. To register, contact Gerald Christopher, Press Gallery Coordinator - Room 387A or 416-325-7922 or gerald_christopher@ontla.ola.org.

For more information contact: Don Huff, Environmental Communication Options, 416-972-7401 or huffd@ecostrategy.ca

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Marten Falls First Nation and Aroland First Nation are two of nine Northern Ontario First Nations in the Matawa Tribal homeland within the larger Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Treaty #9 territory. The people of Matawa First Nations communities believe in putting community needs first.  They are committed to supporting each other and working together as a regional group in order to build community strength for the future.

The Ring of Fire is within the Matawa territory in Northern Ontario and is the site of extensive mineral exploration activity with over 35,000 staked mining claims.  Local First Nations expect to share in the benefits of this resource and want to ensure that not only mining but mineral processing jobs stay in the Matawa territory.