Welcome to Mikawaa, a Consultation Portal, developed for engagement of First Nation communities and Noront Resources. The goal of this portal is to open a respectful, responsible, and knowledgeable dialogue with the communities surrounding our project. Our objective is to understand the communities' concerns, issues, and goals. While learning from the surrounding communities, we also want to share information on our activities and plans. We believe that through open dialogue, effective communication and mutual understanding, we will take the first steps to maintaining our relationships in good faith and together reaping the benefits of our work.
Mikawaa is an Oji-Cree word meaning Discovery. Discovery has many meanings for the Ring of Fire. Discovery can mean exploration success, discovery can mean improving our mutual understanding, discovery can mean a better more effective way for us to work together, discovery can mean creating new opportunities for all stakeholders. What does Mikawaa mean to you? Join the site. Share your ideas. Become involved.
The people of Webequie First Nation make their home in a fly-in community on Winisk Lake, more than 500km north of Thunder Bay. Their name comes from an Ojibway word that means “shaking head from side to side”.
The people of Webequie make every effort to maintain their traditions, culture, and Oji-Cree language. At the same time, they are developing modern conveniences, businesses, and educational practices. They try to live their lives in balance between the past and the future.
Noront Resources believes in operating with ethics and integrity. We believe in treating people with dignity and respect. Honesty and open communication is one way we demonstrate our values. Noront's mandate of exploration and mineral development moves forward with respect for the environment, values, histories and the philosophies of the communities where we operate.
Marten Falls First Nation live on the Albany river, almost 200 kms north of Nakina, Ontario. The community is primarily accessible by plane.
Passionate about preserving their cultural heritage, the people of Marten Falls are equally dedicated to ensuring a broad and inclusive future for their children. Recently, they took a trip up the Albany to their traditional camp at the Falls. While they endeavor to pass on their heritage, they are also fully engaged in the present.