Mikawaa Team » 11pm - Sep 20, 2010
Jody Whitney’s job is to facilitate Noront’s consultation with First Nation communities, and to support the information exchange between all parties.
Jody describes the consultation process as being about information sharing. Noront is educating Aboriginal communities in the Ring of Fire about their company, their practices and the mining industry in general. The Aboriginal communities will educate Noront on how they live off the land and the importance of environmental protection and integrity in order to ensure as little impact as possible is done to the land as a result of this development. This sharing of information is crucial to gaining the support and understanding of both parties to achieve a mutually beneficial outcome.