Lands & Resources Department
- The Lands and Resources Department has been approved for funding under the New Relationship Fund (Enhanced Core Capcity Proposal) to complete Negotiator Training and Consulation Training to better develop and respond to consultation requests.
- The Lands and Resources Department has completed an information gathering session with the Elders and Community to complete an internal Consultation Policy to help guide our trained negotiators and consultation team members as well as our community memebers to respond to consulation requests. We are also completing a summary booklet to provide to proponents which outlines our community consulation process.
Current Exploration Companies Requesting Consultation with Migisi Sahgaigan:
1. International Lithium Corp. John Harrop. International Lithium is currently exploring the Mavis Lake Area near Thunder Lake.
2. Bending Lake Iron. Clayton Wetelainen. Bending Lake Iron is currently advancing thier project to production. They are located in Bending Lake area south-east of ELFN.
3. Treasury Metals would like to initiate information sharing with the community. Although Treasury Metals representatives have completed numerous enagagments with the community due to lack of community member attendance, Treasury Metals would like continue with information sharing with the community in the fall of 2011.
Companies in Accordance with ELFN Consultation Protocols:
- Laurentian Goldfields MOU Detailing Current and Continued Communication Requirements Signed June 14, 2011.
- LGF has met with our Elders several times as well as provided regular updates to Chief and Council, Lands and Resources and Community Memebers about the status of current and future projects. LGF has completed information sharing regulary both in person, and through detailed correspondence since 2007 and our agreement signed on June 14, 2011 is a authorized agreement that our relationship will continue. That LGF and ELFN will provide project updates and Land Use Planning objectives.
Companies Sill Required to Complete ELFN Consulation Protocols:
- Manitou Gold, met with our Elders Group and Completed one Community Information Session. There has not been a relationship agreement complted yet with Eagle Lake First Nation.
- Treasury Metals, met with our Elders Group and Completed one Community Informatin Session. Treasury Metals is providing a interactive workshop for our Day Camp Youth August 9, 10th, 2011. There has not been a relationship agreement completed yet with ELFN.
- Mineral Mountain Resources, met with our Elders Group. Still Required to complete a community engagement session and relationsip agreement with Eagle Lake First Nation. ELFN has 4 community memebers working currently for Mineral Mountain Resources.
- DOMTAR, has met with our elders group regarding CSA Performance Indicators. DOMTAR has yet to engage our community memebers and finalize a relationship agreement which will include funding a Reg. Professional Forester to work on behalf of ELFN as well as steer us towards a new Governance Model to manage the Forest together.
- Opawica, Met with our Elders Group and Direction Provided. Opawica Advised to consult with White Fish Bay.
- SINO Minerals has met with our elders regarding a phase 1 exploration program in the Line Lake Area which is south of ELFN. SINO metals will not be completing any work this year as they did not anticipate the distance to locate thier mining claim as well as adverse geographical conditions. They will complete ground sampling next year. SINO Minerals will contact the L&R dept. regarding phase 1 start up as well as notify ELFN of any employment opportunties during thier 2 month program.
Current Provincial Sectors Requesting Consultation:
- Ministry of Natural Resources (Dryden Office) Land Designation Process for Consulation.
- Ministry of Natural Resources (Dryden Office) and the Eagle Lake First Nation Lands and Resourced Department have developed a Pilot Project: First Nations Youth Experience Program. Ten students have been hired from Eagle Lake First Nation as well as one Team Leader. Students will be participating in Species and Risk Surveys, Cultural Camps and Fisheries Studies. Students are also provided with training such as S100 Fire Training, First Aid, Bear Awareness Training and Boating Safety Training.
- Grand Council Treaty #3 Territorial Mapping Plan
- Grand Council Treaty #3 Resources Law Continuation for Mining Law, Fisheries Law, Forestry Law etc.
- Principles of Consultation for Proponents Booklet
- Assembly of First Nations: Environmental Stewardship
- National Council for First Nations Governance
- Academic Papers