Minerals & Energy Resources

Glencore Sudbury, Integrated Nickel Operations | KGHM | VALE

Mineral Industry Strategy

The Wahnapitae First Nation developed a Mineral Industry Strategy in 2005. We asked the community whether we should be engaged in the mineral industry or not. The community indicated that mining could benefit our community if managed effectively. Three priority areas for mineral industry engagement include: environment, economic development and youth. The Mineral Industry Strategy has been guiding the development and negotiation of formalized relationships with our industry partners.

CLICK HERE to view the Community Mineral Industry Strategy document.

Mining Industry Working Group

The Mining Industry Working Group (MIWG) has been developed to facilitate the on-going relationship with mining companies operating in or around Wahnapitae First Nation’s traditional territory.

The MIWG has been integral in developing key relationships with Glencore Sudbury INO, KGHM International, Vale and Cliffs. The MIWG has successfully negotiated a Participation Agreement with Glencore that identifies areas of commitment for furthering the relationship between WFN and Glencore Sudbury INO.

The MIWG also successfully negotiated the Impact Benefit Agreement with Quadra FNX which identified areas of commitment for furthering the relationship between WFN and Quadra FNX.