AROLAND FIRST NATION, ON, April 30, 2015 /CNW/ - Aroland First Nation ("Aroland") and TCP General Partnership Corporation ("Partnership") are pleased to announce the signing of a relationship agreement ("Agreement"). This Agreement supports the on-going efforts of Aroland and the Partnership to develop a joint process to develop a formal long-term relationship agreement relating to the development of the Hardrock gold mining project near Geraldton, Ontario. A formal signing ceremony was held in the community of Aroland on April 28, 2015.
"Aroland First Nation is pleased to invite the Partnership to work with our community to make sure the Hardrock gold mining project proceeds in a way that protects our rights, interests and environment," said Chief Sonny Gagnon. "The Partnership is demonstrating that it is a progressive mining company committed to working with our First Nation to create real opportunities for us to benefit from key resources in our lands."
"The Partnership is very pleased to be at this stage with Aroland Frist Nation and is looking forward to working with the community to see the successful completion of the Hardrock Project" said Partnership General Manager Eric Lamontagne.
The Partnership and Aroland are working collaboratively to advance the Hardrock project through mutual support, participation in public processes, and engagement with the federal, provincial and municipal governments. The Agreement enables the parties to work together to develop approaches for business opportunities, employment and training, and environmental protection and enhancement.
About Aroland First Nation
Aroland has strong historical ties to the area and its people have lived on these lands since time immemorial. Archaeological and cultural heritage are deeply valued by Aroland and their protection is of utmost importance. All aspects of the environment hold importance for Aroland, including groundwater, surface water, air, aquatic ecology, and terrestrial ecology. Therefore Aroland takes seriously potential impacts from proposed mining projects and other resource development projects. Aroland is also strongly in favour of sustainable resource development
About TCP General Partnership Corporation
TCPGP is a 50/50 joint venture partnership between Centerra Gold Inc. ("Centerra") (TSX: CG) and Premier Gold Mines Limited ("Premier") (TSX: PG) formed for the purpose of the joint ownership and development of the Trans-Canada Property including the Hardrock Gold Project located in the Geraldton-Beardmore Greenstone belt in Ontario.
The statements made in this Press Release may contain forward-looking statements that may involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Actual events or results could differ materially from the Company's expectations and projections.
SOURCE Aroland First Nation
For further information: Eric Lamontagne, General Manager Phone: 807-346-1390 Fax: 807-346-1381, e-mail: Info@premiergoldmines.com; Chief Sonny Gagnon, Aroland First Nation - 1-807-329-5333, 1-807-620-7195