Boreal Prospectors Association 2009 Symposium and AGM

Presentations from the 2009 Northern Ontario Mines & Minerals Symposium are available by request in CD or paper format. Please contact Please refer to the agenda for available presentations.

The symposium will focus on the Far North Planning Process, an Ontario initiative that has the potential to alter the social and economic landscape to a far greater degree than any other initiative since the signing of the Treaties more than 100 years ago. In July the Premier announced a moratorium on all new mines in northern Ontario until more than half of the land base is set aside as parks and planning for sustainable development over the remaining fraction of the land is completed. The province has said that this planning initiative will be "community driven" and the Boreal Prospectors intends to support these communities through this process.

The Boreal Prospectors Association is a grassroots organization made up of volunteer individuals with a common desire to provide opportunities for open dialogue and information sharing that will promote prosperity and industry in northern Ontario.

What is on this year's agenda? Who makes up the Boreal Prospectors Association?

Today the Association membership reflects a diversity of voices in northern Ontario with members coming from many communities including:

Armstrong, Aroland First Nation, Big Island First Nation, Burlington, Calstock, Cat Lake First Nation, Chapleau Cree First Nation, Chief Eagle Lake First Nation, Constance Lake First Nation, Copper Cliff, Deer Lake First Nation, Destor, Dryden, Eabametoong First Nation, Fort Francis, Fort Severn First Nation, Garden River, Gogama, Hudson, Kasabonika Lake First Nation, Keewaywin First Nation, Kenora, Kingfisher Lake First Nation, Lac des Mille Lacs, Lac Seul First Nation, Long Lake #58, Matachewan First Nation, Mattagami First Nation, Mishkeegogamang First Nation, Missinabie Cree First Nation, Morson, Muskrat Dam First Nation, Naicatchewenin First Nation - Treaty #3, Neskantaga First Nation, Nigigoonsiminikaaning First Nation Treaty #3, Nester Falls, North Caribou Lake First Nation, North Spirit Lake First Nation, NW Angle No. 37, Ojibways of Onigaming First Nation, Poplar Hill First Nation, Sachigo Lake First Nation, Shoal Lake #39, Sioux Lookout, Sioux Narrows, Slate Falls Nation, Sudbury, Thunder Bay, Toronto and Wabaseemong First Nation.

The Association is guided by its membership and all interested individuals are encouraged to become members, participate in the symposium and have their voice heard.

We need your support and participation to make this event a success!
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