The anticipated outcomes from this event are dialogue and capacity bulding between individuals, communities and industry that encourages sustainable economic development and a more robust mineral industry: Enhanced Northern Prosperity.What is on this year's agenda?
- "The Past, Present and Future of the Mineral Industry in Ontario"
- "Educational and Training Opportunities for Participation in Mineral Exploration and Beyond"
- Presentations and open discussions of how northern communities and individuals can benefit from mineral exploration
- Annual General Meeting with ratification of a constitution and director elections
Over 90 participants came from far and wide to attend, participate and support the event including:
(Kasabonika Lake First Nation, Red Lake, Muskrat Dam First Nation, Sudbury, Sachigo Lake First Nation, Nibinamik First Nation, Sioux Lookout, Fort Severn First Nation, Attawapiskat First Nation, Atikokan, Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug First Nation, Mississauga, Wawakapewin First Nation, Cochenour, Weenusk First Nation, Peawanuck First Nation, South Porcupine, North Caribou Lake First Nation, Copper Cliff, Whitesand First Nation, Toronto, North Spirit Lake First Nation, Kenora, Slate Falls First Nation, Vancouver, Webequie First Nation, Thunder Bay, Bearskin Lake First Nation, Campbellville, Kingfisher Lake First Nation, Haileybury, Deer Lake First Nation, Dryden, Poplar Hill First Nation, Armstrong and Cat Lake First Nation);17 Organizations
(Independent First Nation Alliance, Ontario Geological Survey, Nishnawbe-Aski Development Fund, Northern College, Federated School of Mines, Northwestern Ontario Prospectors Association, Shibogama First Nation Council, Ontario Mining Association, Haileybury School of Mines, Ministry of Natural Resources, Windigo First Nation Council, Northern Ontario Heritage Fund, Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada, Cambrian College, Patricia Area Community Endeavors (PACE), Ministry of Northern Development & Mines, Ontario Prospectors Association and Confederation College); and15 Companies
(N.W. Rayner & Associates, Placer Dome Canada, Forest Helicopters, D'Silva Parker Associates, Kennecott Canada Exploration, Environmental Earth Services, Landore Resources, Freewest Resources Canada, De Beers Canada, SouthernEra Diamonds, Geotech Business Solutions, Spider Resources, Probe Mines, Inco, KWG Resources)We need your support and participation to make this event a success!