WET'SUWET'EN TERRITORY, BROMAN LAKE, BC, July 24, 2013 /CNW/ - Today at
a community members meeting, the Wet'suwet'en First Nation will
celebrate the conclusion of a win/win community investment agreement
with Huckleberry Mines. Other issues regarding Huckleberry's use of
hydro lines and a forest road crossing Felix George Indian Reserve No.
7 have also been successfully resolved.
"Today is a good day for the Wetsuwet'en First Nation Community", said
Chief Karen Ogen. "To its credit, Huckleberry stayed at the
negotiating table and we were able to negotiate a fair and reasonable
resolution that is already benefiting our community.
Five qualified Wet'suwet'en members now work at the mine in well-paying
jobs and Wet'suwet'en's economic development arm, Yinka Dene Economic
Development Limited Partnership (YLP) has been invited to bid on
contract work at the mine.
"These new jobs and business opportunities make a big difference to our
small community, especially after the local lumber mill explosion and
fire." said Reg Ogen, CEO of YLP, "I am hopeful that this is just the
start of a strong long term working relationship with Huckleberry, one
which will generate ongoing employment and business opportunities for
Wet'suwet'en and long term business certainty for Huckleberry.
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SOURCE: Wet'suwet'en First Nation
For further information:
Chief Karen Ogen: 1-250-698-7307 or 1-250-251-2240