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GCC, OJ and BlackRock sign mine IBA

The Grand Council of the Crees/Cree Regional Authority, the Oujé-Bougoumou Cree Nation and BlackRock Metals signed an Impact and Benefit Agreement on June 20th. The previous week, consultations were held in OJ as well as surrounding communities about the proposed iron-ore and vanadium open-pit mine in the traditional territory of Oujé-Bougoumou. Philip Awashish is a member of the environmental review board. Joshua Loon spoke with him to find out if it was routine that an IBA would be signed so quickly after consultations.

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