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Construction companies, First Nations sign agreement for mining in Ontario


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February 4, 2014 by STAFF REPORT

SNC-Lavalin, Cementation Canada Inc., Morris Group Ltd., Flying Post First Nation, Lac Seul First Nation, Mattagami First Nation and Wahgoshig First Nation have signed a memorandum of understanding to capitalize the First Nations Mining Corp. (FNMC).

FNMC will form joint venture partnerships with local Aboriginal communities to promote, develop and carry out engineering, construction, environmental, and other services for mining companies in Ontario throughout the project life cycle. 

FNMC will also work to strengthen ties between Aboriginal communities and mining companies in order to facilitate the training and hiring of Aboriginals and the procurement of goods and services from Aboriginal suppliers.