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Historic milestone for First Nation communities as they become 50/50 partners with Hydro One –

Gwayakocchigewin Limited Partnership and Hydro One entered into a historic agreement to advance the Wassigan Transmission Line.

FORT WILLIAM FIRST NATIONS – Gwayakocchigewin means “making decisions the right way,” said Tom Johnson, president of the Gwayakocchigenwin Limited Partnership.

All in attendance at the Fort William First Nation Community Centre felt this expression as eight partnering First Nations signed a historical 50/50 agreement with Hydro One to advance the Wassigan Transmission Line Project.

“We must seek out partnerships where we participate as equal partners to support our communities and our members. The terms of the partnership signed with Hydro One today is a tremendous opportunity for everyone involved and demonstrates the right approach to Indigenous Participation in infrastructure development,” said Johnson. “First Nations working together and in a true partnership with Hydro One will help us secure a brighter future for our people.”

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