Noront Resources announces historic formation of First Nations Advisory Council
Members of Noront’s First Nations Advisory Council will consist of the following individuals:
His field experience in the mining industry began in 1965 when he started working on diamond drills. He then went on to work underground for six years in the Tantalus Butte Coal Mine. During this stage in his career, he was President of the only all-native United Steelworkers Local in
Since then, he has become progressively more involved in
Mr. Asp is an experienced consultant and negotiator. His success in this area includes negotiating the first native-owned Independent Power Producer contract with BC Hydro, the first significant Impact and Benefits Agreement in BC’s mining industry (
Mr. Asp has shared his knowledge, on mining issues, with Indigenous People in
Mr. Asp has served on the following Board of Directors for the following organizations:
- BC Rail Group of Companies, - BC Round Table on Environment and the Economy (4 years), - First Citizens Fund BC - Housing Commission for the Council of Yukon Indians - Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (BC Chapter) - Stikine Regional Health Board (President)
Demonstrating strong leadership ability, commitment to excellence, and a strong business and management background,
Ms Hall is Founder, President and owner of Woodland HR Inc., an “achievement company”. Her strategic foresight has attracted the involvement of industry leaders such as Service Canada, Alberta Employment and Immigration, and Alberta Aboriginal Relations. Her vision and ability to build impressive teams has resulted in the development of award-winning HR programs and other groundbreaking initiatives specifically targeting the aboriginal communities. Woodland HR Inc. began in 1998 out of her desire to contribute to the
Additionally, Ms. Hall is the founder, President and owner of Woodland Tires Inc., a leading off the road (OTR) tire supplier that sources and delivers hard to find OTR tires for the mining exploration and earthmoving industries. Woodland Tires has a solid reputation and a trusted network of suppliers and manufacturers.
Ms. Hall obtained her Bachelor of Arts Degree at
Chief Nolan is a strong advocate for sharing information between the mining industry and Aboriginal Communities in
Chief Nolan advises a number of exploration and mining companies on Aboriginal issues as well as providing information to Aboriginal communities on partnership development and opportunities related to resource development. He is committed to continuing the creation of greater dialogue between industry, government and Aboriginal communities through his organization Learning Together Corporation, a nationally incorporated, non-profit company with the objective of building greater awareness of Aboriginal issues for the mining industry as well as supporting the greater participation of Aboriginal people and Aboriginal communities in the mining industry.
Chief Nolan is the second Vice President of Prospectors and Developers Association of
Chief Nolan began his career in mining in the mid seventies, prospecting throughout northern and western
Besides his advocacy work, Chief Nolan was first elected as Chief of the Missanabie Cree First Nation in
Mr. Whitney has a long and distinguished career in business and community politics. As a former Chief of Tsuu T’ina First Nation from 1984 to 2001, Mr Whitney was instrumental in improving relations between his community, all three levels of government and the non-aboriginal business community. In the year 2000, Roy was the recipient of the National Aboriginal Achievement award for business and commerce along with the Paul Harris Fellow Award for bridging relations and building understanding for Indigenous peoples of the world.
Beyond his work on economic development initiatives, Mr. Whitney has been instrumental on the political front wherein, he Co-chaired the Prime Ministers dinner in
Today, Mr. Whitney continues to promote socio-economic opportunities for Aboriginal people and sustaining relationships with Industry through Wynterose Consulting Group.
Noront Resources is focused on its significant and multiple, high-grade nickel-copper-platinum-palladium, chromite and vanadium discoveries in an area known as the “Ring of Fire”, an emerging multi-metals district located in the James Bay Lowlands of
Wesley (Wes) Hanson President & Chief Financial Officer
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