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Collaboration at its BEST: Mattagami
First Nation
Mattagami first nation collaboration with I Am Gold can generate
thousands of jobs in Canada. Know how will it impact economic
growth of indigenous peoples?
Collaboration at its BEST: Mattagami
First Nation
It’s Time for Change (ITFC) is pleased to share and shine a light on
one of its own partners, Mattagami First Nation. Recently,
Mattagami First Nation’s commitment to partnership and
collaboration has resulted in the announcement by I AM Gold’s
decision to proceed with the construction of the Côté Gold
The Côté Gold Project is anticipated to generate 1,000 jobs; 450 of
which plan to be hired during construction, $5 billion in wages
and more than $10 billion in GDP in years to come.
First Nations partners, Mattagami First Nation and Flying Post First
Nation have a great deal to look forward to, but also future
employees, partnerships and coordinating efforts are still needed
to ensure this works for everyone.
The economic growth opportunities, jobs and procurement
possibilities can drive economic development and growth, which
can contribute greatly to the social and economic well-being of
their respective communities. Mattagami First Nation Chief Chad
Boissoneau said the project created new opportunities for his
“Our community is celebrating this announcement. This is the
culmination of years of diligent work on both sides,” Boissoneau
stated, “Côté Gold will have a significant positive impact for future
generations. There are considerable business development,
education and training opportunities for our community – we are
pleased we can move forward..”
Collaboration and partnership is behind the wheel helping drive
Canada’s economy, but what do you think?
“Since signing the IBA (impact benefit agreement) in 2019 we
have been eagerly awaiting a project decision and are extremely
pleased it has arrived,” stated Flying Post First Nation Chief
Murray Ray.