Shore Gold, Aboriginal Groups Reach Agreement

Wednesday, April 07, 2010 at 14:05



Three Aboriginal groups have reached agreements with Shore Gold to provide environmental impact statements on a proposed diamond mine.


One group is the Sturgeon Lake First Nation. The other two are the Metis Nation of Saskatchewan Eastern Region 2 and Western Region 2.


Shore Gold wants to mine diamonds about 60 kilometres east of Prince Albert.


Those three groups will say how the mine would affect their traditional lands and traditional knowledge.


Shore Gold Vice President of Corporate Affairs Eric Cline says the company is negotiating similar agreements with three other First Nations.


They are the James Smith, Muskoday and Red Earth Cree Nations.


Cline says they hope to hammer out agreements for impact information from them over the next several months.


If they can’t reach a deal, Cline says Shore Gold will file an environmental impact statement this summer – with or without their information.