Gold mining company, First Nation training Indigenous youth near Lynn Lake with help from province – Thompson Citizen

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Gold mining company, First Nation training Indigenous youth near Lynn Lake with help from province – Thompson Citizen

by ahnationtalk on December 15, 202030 Views

December 15, 2020

A Northern Manitoba First Nation and a mining company are teaming up to provide training to Indigenous youth with the help of the provincial government’s Manitoba Mineral Development Fund (MMDF).

The fund is providing $30,000 to match a contribution spilt equally between Marcel Colomb First Nation (MCFN) and Alamos Gold, which is conducting exploration at its Lynn Lake gold project in 2021, to provide local Indigenous youth with traditional knowledge and skills training at a cost of $60,000.

The hands-on land-based training will begin immediately, supervised by elders and subject experts, who will take a holistic approach incorporating traditional practices and ceremonies as participants learn to construct a cabin and build a new trail to provide access to Chepil Lake on the north side of the Black Sturgeon Reserve.

Read More:  https://www.thompsoncitizen.net/news/nickel-belt/gold-mining-company-first-nation-training-indigenous-youth-near-lynn-lake-with-help-from-province-1.24255445

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