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Funds allocated for mine review
The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency has allocated $44,500 to three First Nations applicants to support their participation in consultation activities related to the environmental assessment of the proposed New Prosperity Gold-Copper Mine project located in B.C.
“This Aboriginal funding is allocated through the Participant Funding Program administered by the agency and is intended to support the participation of Aboriginal groups in the review and comment on the Joint Review Panel Report,” CEAA noted in a press release Thursday.
Funding recipients include Esk’etemc Nation, $6,500, Stswecem’c Xgat’tem First Nation $6,500 and Tsilhqot’in National Government formed by six groups — Xeni Gwe’tin (Nemiah), Tl’etinqox (Anaham), Yuesit’in (Stone), Toosey (Tl’esqox), Tsi Del Del (Alexis Creek) and Esdilagh (Alexandria) First Nations.