Lake Huron First Nations to Build New Transmission in Ontario

GARDEN RIVER FIRST NATION, ON, March 25 /CNW/ - At a meeting yesterday, the Lake Huron First Nations reaffirmed their support of the Lake Huron Anishinabek Transmission Company to develop new electrical transmission infrastructure in Ontario.

"On behalf of the Board of Directors, I am pleased to say that the Lake Huron Anishinabek Transmission Company has made another significant step towards becoming a strong and capable transmitter of electricity in the province of Ontario," said Lake Huron Regional Grand Chief Isadore Day.

"Our efforts will now become much more decisive and directed at fulfilling our right to own, build and operate transmission lines in the Robinson Huron Treaty Territory," concluded Chief Day.

The Chief Executive Officer of the Lake Huron Anishinabek Transmission Company is excited by the outcome of the meeting.

"We, the people of the Anishinabek Nation in the Lake Huron treaty area are now embarking on a new and exciting journey. This journey will take us into the boardrooms of Bay Street as well as the council rooms of our communities. Building and owning transmission lines will be the catalyst for our prosperity," said John Beaucage, Chief Executive Officer.

The Grand Council Chief of the Anishinabek Nation, Union of Ontario Indians, offered his encouragement and support to the Lake Huron Anishinabek Transmission Company.

"Lake Huron Treaty leaders are pursuing opportunities in the establishment and ownership of major hydro transmission lines. This is in line with the vision of Chief Shingwauk and our ancestors of how the future will unfold in establishing a sustainable economy that will alleviate poverty and create economic prosperity for our futures," said Grand Council Chief Patrick Madahbee.

SOURCE Anishinabek Nation

For further information: For further information: John Beaucage, Chief Executive Officer, (705) 746-0638; Chief Isadore Day, Chairman of the Board, (705) 844-2418

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