The community of Waswanipi, the Grand Council of the Crees and Geomega Resources gathered the media at the Sheraton Hotel in downtown Montreal on October 20 to announce and sign an exclusive predevelopment deal for a rare-earths mining project at Montviel, near Waswanipi.

The development deal will see business and employment opportunities for the community as well as paves the way for Cree participation in the preparation of an Environmental and Social Impact Assessment for Montviel and any other related studies of that nature.

Considering that the Montviel property has the third largest rare-earths deposit outside of China, the project has incredible potential for the development of materials used in green technologies.

More info in the next issue of the Nation.