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Wemindji says "yes" to Goldcorp mine

The tallyman whose land will be the site of the gold mine near Wemindji says the mine will help his community members. The Cree Nation of Wemindji signed a collaboration agreement with Goldcorp on February 21st in Wemindji. Tallyman Michael Mayappo says the decision to say "yes" to the mining company to perform work in his territory wasn't hard. He spoke with Melissa Natachequan about the reasons behind his decision.

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Eleonore Headframe and hoist room (1).JPGWemindji Chief Rodney Mark and Grand Chief Matthew Coon Come signed the official agreement with representatives of the Goldcorp mining company, allowing Goldcorp to move forward with its Eleonore gold project. Vincent Georgekish covered the event and spoke with the Grand Chief. 

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Video of Camp Eleonore, taken by Vincent Georgekish on February 21st.