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Matawa Chief’s Council Seeks Work on Regional Approach to Ring of Fire – NetNewsLedger

June 14, 2022

HUNDER BAY – MINING – Chiefs of the Matawa First Nations of Northern Ontario announced today they are working towards solidifying a regional approach to the federal Impact Assessment (IA) in the Ring of Fire.

This announcement was made during the Matawa Chiefs Council’s participation in the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada’s 2022 convention which was hosted in person in Toronto from June 13-15 and online from June 28-29.

“Ginoogaming First Nation is a signatory to Treaty #9 historically as Long Lake #77, and will participate within the Spirit and Intent of Treaty #9 to share the land and resources. Although now that the Federal and Provincial governments hide behind non-derogation clauses and process, it is important for our People to begin taking a position on lands and resources based on Treaty,” says Chief Sheri Taylor, Ginoogaming First Nation.

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