For Information: Algonquin Knowledge and Land Use Study (AKLUS) for the Bissett Creek Graphite Mine

We are excited to announce a brand new Algonquin Knowledge and Land Use Study (AKLUS) for the Bissett Creek Graphite Mine. We are looking for Algonquin beneficiaries to participate in the interview process for the Algonquin Knowledge and Land Use Study (AKLUS) for the Northern Graphite Mine. Interviews are being scheduled now until June 30, 2022.

The project poster is attached and will be posted on the Tanakiwin website under  https://www.tanakiwin.com/wp-system/uploads/2022/05/Bissett-Creek-AKLUS-Poster_final_Cell.pdf as well as Tanakiwin Interactive map with Land selection under https://www.tanakiwin.com/imap.html.

We kindly request that you circulate this information as you see fit to those members of your community who may be interested. Feel free to post the project poster to your community website. To assist you in doing so, I have provided language below.

HOW YOU CAN GET INVOLVED!

Guided by the Algonquins of Ontario (AOO) and its member communities, the Algonquin Knowledge and Land Use Study (AKLUS) will be synthesized from willing participant’s interviews and mapping exercises. The aim of this study will be to identify cultural land-use practices and significant sites in order to predict potential future impacts in the environment and Algonquin socio-cultural rights and practices. The AKLUS will also include the development of mitigation measures to be recommended to the mining company to address community members’ concerns with the mining project. As we are in the process of setting up kick off and consultation meetings, we are looking for your participation! If this is of interest to you, please Jane Lagassie at jlgassie@tanakiwin.com or AOO cell: 613-401-1301!

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