Responsible resource development.
Moose Cree Resource Protection negotiates agreements with the Crown and mining and resource development companies. The Chief and Council and the Moose Cree membership as a whole approves of such agreements.
De Beers Impact and Benefit Agreement
On September 17, 2007 Moose Cree First Nation (MCFN) signed an Impact and Benefit Agreement (IBA) with De Beers Canada Inc (DBC). At that time DBC established a mine and related facilities located near the Nayshkootayaow River approximately 90 kilometers west of Attawapiskat, known as Victor Mine. The Project was developed for the production of rough diamonds.
The IBA came into being because De Beers in its desire to operate the Victor Mine needed to have facilities and operations in Moose Cree Territory. Included in the IBA are Schedules (Programs) which speak to the following;
- Business and Contracting Opportunities
- Education and Training
- Harvesters Support and Cultural Program
- Health and Wellness
Northern Ontario’s largest hydroelectric project in 50 years was completed in January 2015.
Under the Amisk-oo-Skow Agreement, Moose Cree First Nation received a 25% equity stake in the project. Since a typical hydro station remains in service for 90 years or more, we now have a revenue stream we can count on for many years.
The agreement provided valuable training and employment opportunities for our members, and Moose Cree businesses were awarded over $300 million worth of project contracts.