Assisting First Nations Participation in the Environmental Assessment
for Sisson Project
FREDERICTON, June 20, 2013 /CNW/ - Northcliff Resources Ltd.
("Northcliff" or the "Company") (TSX: NCF) is pleased to announce it
has signed an Environmental Assessment Review and Capacity Funding
Agreement (the "Agreement") with the St. Mary's First Nation, Woodstock
First Nation and the Assembly of First Nations Chiefs in New Brunswick
for the Sisson Tungsten-Molybdenum Project located in central New
Brunswick. The Agreement provides a framework for Northcliff to provide
funding and in-kind support to all New Brunswick First Nations to
assist in their participation in and facilitate their technical review
of the Sisson Project during the Environmental Assessment Process. The
funding is intended to assist First Nations where they feel they need
additional resources to review technical materials and assist community
members in understanding technical aspects of the project. In
addition to Northcliff's capacity support, First Nations of New
Brunswick have also received Participation Funding under the Canadian
Environmental Assessment Agency's Participant Funding Program.
Chief Lenny Tomah Jr. of Woodstock First Nation said, "Woodstock First
Nation has taken a proactive approach with respect to the Sisson
Tungsten-Molybdenum Project, as well all natural resource development
which may impact First Nation culture. Our First Nation is committed to
the protection, and exercise, of our constitutionally protected
Aboriginal and treaty rights. We have worked diligently to foster and
promote a robust consultation process within the Province of New
Brunswick. Creating an environment with the capacity to meaningfully
participate in consultation is an important step and the funding
provided by Northcliff is a step towards achieving this."
New Brunswick Energy and Mines Minister Craig Leonard said he is pleased
that the capacity funding agreement has been reached. "We have
demonstrated on a number of projects the importance of participation
and partnership with First Nations and this is an excellent
accomplishment as Northcliff Resources continues its due diligence on a
project that could have tremendous benefits for New Brunswick," Leonard
Northcliff President & CEO Chris Zahovskis said, "Northcliff is
committed to meaningful consultation with First Nations and this
Agreement is a demonstration of our continued interest in supporting
First Nations' active engagement in the Sisson Project and the
Environmental Impact Assessment. We are delighted that St. Mary's,
Woodstock and the Assembly of First Nations Chiefs in New Brunswick,
collectively representing all First Nations in New Brunswick, have
agreed to work together by jointly retaining technical experts to
assist them in reviewing, understanding and commenting on any
documents, reports or information related to the Sisson Project as part
of the EA Process. We look forward to continuing an open dialogue with
First Nations during the environmental review process."
About Assembly of First Nations Chiefs in New Brunswick
Established in 2010, the Assembly of First Nations Chiefs in New
Brunswick represents 13 of New Brunswick's 15 First Nations
communities, of which nine are Mi'kmaq and six are Maliseet.
About Woodstock First Nation
Woodstock First Nation is a Maliseet First Nation located in the
province of New Brunswick on the shore of the Saint John River. The
Sisson Project is located within Maliseet traditional territory and
approximately 50 kilometres from the Woodstock First Nation's reserve.
About St. Mary's First Nation
St. Mary's First Nation is the largest of Maliseet Nations along the St.
John River & plays a vital economic role in New Brunswick's Capital
City of Fredericton.
About Northcliff Resources Ltd.
Northcliff, associated with Hunter Dickinson Inc. (HDI), is a mineral
resource company focused on advancing the feasibility-stage Sisson
Tungsten-Molybdenum Project located in New Brunswick, Canada, to
production. The results of the Feasibility Study, completed in January
2013, confirm that the Sisson Project is technically and economically
feasible and can now move on to the next stage of development. For more
information on Northcliff and the Sisson Tungsten-Molybdenum Project
please visit our website: www.northcliffresources.com.
Chris Zahovskis, President & CEO
Northcliff Resources Ltd.
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SOURCE: Northcliff Resources Ltd.
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Greg Davidson, Community Relations Manager
Northcliff Resources Ltd.