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MNO citizen and conference presenter Maria Vandenbrand (left) and
MNO Kenora M¨¦tis Council Secretary Nina Henley at the 2016 PDAC
The Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) held their 2016 convention on March 6 to 9 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre in Toronto.
PDAC is a national association representing the mineral exploration and development industry. The association¡¯s convention is the world¡¯s largest annual gathering of the mineral industry, focusing on exploration, discovery and development of new mines and innovative developments.
A number of members of the Provisional Council of the M¨¦tis Nation of Ontario (PCMNO) and representatives from MNO chartered community councils attended PDAC.
The M¨¦tis Nation of Ontario¡¯s (MNO) presence at the PDAC conference built upon the MNO¡¯s mandate to foster new relationships with mining companies operating within the M¨¦tis Nation¡¯s traditional harvesting territories. Mineral proponents impacting the lands and waterways traditionally used by MNO¡¯s historic, rights-bearing M¨¦tis communities, have the Duty to Consult and Accommodate with the MNO.
MNO citizen Maria Vandenbrand took part in a panel titled Indigenous women and mineral development: Impacts and opportunities.
Vandenbrand, a graduate of the surface miner operator training program from the MNO M¨¦tis Mining Strategy, previously took part in a Youth Panel during the Canadian Aboriginal Minerals Association¡¯s 23rd Annual Conference in November 2015.
Published on: March 16, 201See ALL news articles