MARTEN FALLS – MINING – Chief Eli Moonias of Marten Falls First Nation and Chief Sonny Gagnon of Aroland First Nation reaffirmed today the “North-South Alliance” between their two communities.
“The development of the Ring of Fire requires infrastructure, and the first priority is to build a road that will allow people and goods to move. Building a North-South road to access the Ring of Fire makes the most sense, and since any road built on that alignment will pass through the traditional territory of both our First Nations communities, we are re-affirming our Alliance” said Chief Moonias.
Chief Gagnon and Chief Moonias first announced the North-South Alliance in March of 2012.“Our communities can benefit from the economic opportunities that come with a road, and we want that road to be built in our traditional territories, so our people can benefit. We are willing to work with mining companies, governments, and other partners to ensure that our rights are respected and our communities are partners in the development of the Ring of Fire” said Chief Gagnon.