Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug and De Beers Canada hold discussions

    TORONTO, Aug. 25 /CNW/ - Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug (KI) and De Beers
Canada Inc. held discussions on 24 August 2009 about possible future
exploration within the traditional lands of the KI. Both parties agreed that
the discussion was useful and constructive, and agreed that the dialogue
should continue.
    The President of De Beers Canada, Jim Gowans, said that his conversation
with Chief Donnie Morris clearly showed that the community is receptive to
exploration and development that is undertaken responsibly, and follows
meaningful dialogue with the community. Both KI and De Beers Canada recognize
the importance of building a respectful relationship over time and have agreed
to further discussions to explore mutually beneficial opportunities.

For further information:

For further information: Tom Ormsby, Director, External and Corporate
Affairs, De Beers Canada Inc., T: (416) 645-1710 x 2151, C: (416) 525-5328, F:
(416) 429-2462; Chief Donny Morris, Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug, T: (807)
537-2263, F: (807) 537-2574

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