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Cartier Resources signs exploration agreement with First Nation of Waswanipi

Dec 10, 2020

The Cree First Nation of Waswanipi and Cartier Resources Inc. have entered into a Mineral Exploration Agreement to facilitate the exploration of the Benoist project. The MEA puts in place a framework for the CFNW and Cartier to work together before, during and after the exploration activities within the CFNW traditional territory.

“The Paix des Braves agreement established a proper consultation process for forestry activities which allows for the protection and mitigation of sites of special wildlife interests essential to the sustainability of our Cree way of life.” stated Chief Marcel Happyjack. “The MEA defines a simple framework, based on trust and communication, facilitating consultation and sharing of traditional knowledge with Cartier before, during and after the exploration activities are completed. A big step forward in meaningful consultation during the prospection and exploration stages of mining. I thank Mr. Cloutier for his genuine approach and understanding of our social and cultural reality.”

“This framework agreement is part of our company's approach to sound governance and underlines the respect we have for the Cree First Nation of Waswanipi. Communication of the progress of exploration activities of the Benoist project will be shared in real time with CFNW. I thank Chief Happyjack as well as the council for his support in this process.” Philippe Cloutier, President and CEO.

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