Agreement Provides Framework for Cooperation Agreement Negotiations and
FREDERICTON, June 27, 2013 /CNW/ - Northcliff Resources Ltd. ("Northcliff" or the "Company") (TSX: NCF) is
pleased to announce it has signed a Process Agreement (the "Agreement")
with the Woodstock First Nation for the Sisson Tungsten-Molybdenum
Project located in central New Brunswick. The Agreement provides a
framework for Northcliff and the Woodstock First Nation to negotiate a
Cooperation Agreement and to work together on community consultation
Woodstock First Nation Chief Len Tomah, Jr. said, "This is a first and
important step for the Woodstock First Nation to take with the Company
in assessing whether the proposed Sisson Project can provide
sustainable opportunities for our community. There is a great deal that
our membership needs to learn about with respect to both the potential
impacts and benefits of this Project, and through this Process
Agreement, we hope to become better informed about the Sisson Project."
Northcliff President & CEO Chris Zahovskis said, "I would like to thank
the Woodstock First Nation for their willingness to explore
opportunities with us related to the development of the Sisson Project.
We believe the proposed project has the potential to create long term
benefits for New Brunswick First Nations and this agreement is a step
in that direction. We have agreed to implement a community consultation
process that is based on open dialogue and good faith. We have also
agreed to implement a process to negotiate a long term Cooperation
Agreement with the Woodstock First Nation. Northcliff is committed to
meaningful consultation with First Nations and we look forward to
establishing a long term partnership with the Woodstock First Nation."
The Process Agreement consists of the following key areas:
Cooperation Agreement Negotiations
The Process Agreement outlines the approach for the establishment of a
Cooperation Agreement that would record the formal relationship and
associated benefits negotiated between the two parties. A Cooperation
Agreement, commonly referred to as an Impact and Benefits Agreement, is
a long term agreement between a company and a First Nation setting out
the obligations, responsibilities and benefits of the various
parties. Northcliff and the Woodstock First Nation have agreed to
negotiate in good faith and in a spirit of cooperation and mutual
respect. A Cooperation Agreement could contain commitments related to
environmental protection, education and employment of Woodstock First
Nations members, social and cultural protection and enhancements, and
Community Consultation Process
A key aspect of the consultation process is engaging First Nations
community members to discuss potential impacts of the project on First
Nations' interests. As part of the Process Agreement, the Woodstock
First Nation will implement a community consultation process that will
inform the community about the status of the potential development and
learn what the community thinks about the Sisson Project.
About The Woodstock First Nation
The 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 kilometers from the Woodstock First Nation's reserve.
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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than statements of historical facts, that address completion of,
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to obtain necessary permits, licenses and title and delays due to third
party opposition, changes in government policies regarding mining and
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guarantees of future performance and actual results or developments may
differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking
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SOURCE: Northcliff Resources Ltd.
For further information:
Greg Davidson, Community Relations Manager
Northcliff Resources Ltd.