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Chief of O.J. says gold exploration project is good for Cree people

The Chief of Ouje-Bougamou says he hopes a proposed mining project north of Chibougoumou will inspire his community's young people to train for jobs in the industry. The Grand Council of the Crees, Cree Regional Authority and the Oujé-Bougoumou Cree Nation signed a pre-development agreement with Northern Superior Resources on June 10. It is for exploration to look for gold deposits near their Croteau Est and Waconichi properties in the region. Reggie Neeposh, Chief of Oujé-Bougoumou says it's a project his community can get behind.


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