Frontier Lithium signs Exploration Agreement with neighbouring North Spirit Lake First Nation
Sudbury, Ontario, June 6, 2017 – Frontier Lithium Inc. (TSX.V: FL) (the “Company”) is pleased to announce that it has signed an Exploration Agreement with North Spirit Lake First Nation (“NSLFN” or “the Community”) regarding the Company’s mineral exploration activities on its PAK Lithium Project (the “Project”) in the Red Lake Mining District, Northwestern Ontario.
Under the signed Exploration Agreement, the Company will continue to conduct mineral exploration with the support of the Community. The agreement promotes unity and a mutually beneficial and respectful relationship between Frontier Lithium and the Community. It allows for the exploration of its current and additional (if any) mining claims or properties that the Company may acquire an interest in – all for which are located within the Traditional Territories of North Spirit Lake First Nation, Deer Lake First Nation and Sandy Lake First Nation (as defined in the signed Exploration Agreements, see press October 21, 2016).
The agreement recognizes and respects the Aboriginal and Treaty rights and interests of the Community with their constitutional and other legal rights. Frontier and all three signatory communities desire to maintain open and friendly, cooperative, on-going communications with a positive working relationships.
“The signed agreement is of particular importance to Frontier as North Spirit Lake First Nation has shown patience and perseverance in order to ratify this agreement”, commented Trevor Walker, President and CEO of Frontier. “Frontier would also like to formally thank the three strong and independent communities that neighbour the PAK Lithium Project of North Spirit Lake First Nation, Deer Lake First Nation and Sandy Lake First Nation for coming together with Frontier by focusing on our common goals and mutual values.”
The agreement also states that the parties agree that it is their common objective to assist community members to benefit from business opportunities associated with Exploration Activities undertaken by Frontier Lithium and that assuming the Pre-Feasibility Study is positive, the Parties commit to make best efforts to develop an Impact Benefit Agreement (IBA).
The agreement is in line with the Company’s commitment to build sincere relationships with our neighbouring communities. We have an active interest and respect for all people and we understand the social, environmental and economic implications of our activities.