Mi’kmaq chiefs sign royalties deal with proposed Donkin mine – Truro Daily News

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Mi’kmaq chiefs sign royalties deal with proposed Donkin mine – Truro Daily News

by pnationtalk on June 9, 2016177 Views

June 09, 2016

MEMBERTOU — Aboriginal leaders in Nova Scotia have signed a deal with a proposed coal mine to receive royalties if the undersea fossil fuel project goes ahead.

Representatives of the Assembly of Nova Scotia Mi’kmaq Chiefs and Kameron Coal Management Limited gathered in Membertou First Nation on Tuesday to sign an impact benefits agreement on the Donkin mine project.

Chief Terrance Paul of Membertou First Nation in Cape Breton says it is the first such deal between the Assembly of Nova Scotia Mi’kmaq chiefs and a resource firm.

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