Ring of Fire a Focus for Mushkegowuk
THUNDER BAY – Mining – “Mushkegowuk Council recognizes the significant, long term economic potential associated with development of mineral resources in the Ring of Fire”, said Grand Chief Louttit.
“We expect our region and our First Nations to be key participants in the economic opportunities associated with development of these world class mineral deposits,” added the Grand Chief. “That includes employment and training for our people, participating in infrastructure development, and building business capacity and partnerships through contracting for miningrelated supplies and services”.
On Thursday April 10 Grand Chief Stan Louttit of the Mushkegowuk Council, participating in the Canadian Council of Aboriginal Business’s Hot Topic Series: Recalibrating for the Ring of Fire in Thunder Bay, Ontario confirmed the Council’s and member First Nations’ intent to have a major role in the economic opportunities associated with mineral development in the Ring of Fire.
The Grand Chief reiterated Mushkegowuk Council’s stated position that economic and financial benefits must be shared broadly with all First Nations potentially impacted by development of the Ring of Fire and with community members of all generations.
“Mushkegowuk Council is interested in continuing to explore and develop relationships and partnerships with the Crown, with proponents and with businesses that will be involved in development of the mineral potential of the Ring Of Fire.”