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NB considers St. Mary’s land deal if Sisson mine approved – CBC

Mar 16, 2015

Open-pit mine would be an infringement of aboriginal title, according to St. Mary’s First Nation

Energy and Mines Minister Donald Arseneault told CBC News the provincial government would consider giving St. Mary’s First Nation a piece of land if the $579-million Sisson mine project is approved.

“I don’t think anything is out of the question, how we can make that happen, if that is such a high priority of St. Mary’s,” Arseneault said.

The open-pit tungsten and molybdenum mine would be built on 12.5 square kilometres of Crown land near Napadogan, north of Fredericton, which St. Mary’s says is Maliseet territory.

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