Vancouver-based White Tiger Mining Corp. has concluded an exploration agreement with Aroland and Animbiigoo Zaagi’igan Anishinaabek First Nations for the company’s Marshall Lake copper, silver and gold project near Nakina.
In a Thursday release, the company said it has agreed to provide financial payments and other benefits and to provide employment and service-related opportunities to the two communities. In return, Aroland and Animbiigoo Zaagi’igan Anishinaabek have agreed to support the exploration of the Marshall Lake property.
The exploration agreement also provides for the proper handling and protection of any possible burial or other culturally significant sites, and includes plans for the prevention, mitigation and remediation of any and all environmental impacts which may result from the project in accordance with all applicable laws respecting environmental protection, the company said..
White Tiger CEO Douglas Mason said the company believes the agreement will bring economic opportunities to the region and provide certainty for the project “in a manner which is respectful of Aroland’s and AZA’s traditional territories and their aboriginal and treaty rights.”