THUNDER BAY – Northern Superior Resources Inc. (TSX VENTURE:SUP) and Neskantaga First Nation wish to assure the Northern Superior shareholders that both the Company and Neskantaga remain committed to advancing the Ti-pa-haa-kaa-ning (TPK), New Growth and New Growth Annex gold properties within Neskantaga’s traditional territory in northwestern Ontario.
This, after Northern Superior’s name inadvertently appeared on a list of Company’s slated to receive eviction notices from the “Ring of Fire” of Northwestern Ontario, by a group of First Nations (including Neskantaga) opposed to the development of a chromite deposit in that area.
Chief Peter Moonias of Neskantaga First Nation states, “Northern Superior and Neskantaga have a long-standing tradition of working closely towards the exploration and potential development of resources in Neskantaga’s traditional territory. We regret Northern Superior’s name appearing on this eviction list. Under the current agreement we have with Northern Superior, Neskantaga looks forward to their continued progress of exploration within our Traditional Lands.”
Dr. T.F. Morris, President and CEO of Northern Superior comments, “Northern Superior has worked hard to ensure that proper consultation has occurred between the Company and Neskantaga through all phases of exploration thus far. The positive working relationship between Northern Superior and Neskantaga resulting from this effort has facilitated numerous and important discoveries on all three properties to date. Northern Superior looks forward to continued exploration on these properties with Neskantaga’s support, once market conditions improve.”
Northern Superior is 100% owner and operator of the New Growth and New Growth Annex gold properties. The TPK property is currently under an option agreement with Rainy River Resources Ltd. (Rainy River). Under the terms of the option agreement with Northern Superior, Rainy River has the right to earn a 51% interest in the TPK property and is the project operator. All three properties fall outside the ‘Ring of Fire’ area of Northwestern Ontario. Gold, not chromite, is the exploration focus of these properties.