Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Q: Why does Marten Falls First Nation (MFFN) need an all season community access road when they can already access the community by air and the existing winter road?

A: These options are unreliable for the future of MFFN. Air travel is expensive and the winter road isn’t meeting the current and future needs of the community due to limited reliability.

Q: I understand the Environmental Assessment is community-led. What does this mean?

A: The planning for the all season access road is community-led; meaning that the MFFN community—as the Proponent—under leadership of MFFN Community Advisors and MFFN Chief and Council, is leading and shaping plans for this important initiative. Throughout the Environmental Assessment (EA) process, MFFN—with support from technical experts—will engage with interested persons, including neighbouring Indigenous communities and the public, so that input is considered when making decisions related to the design and development of the community’s new road.

Q: What will happen if impacts related to the proposed road are identified during the planning and consultation process?

A: MFFN is just starting the EA process for their all season community access road. There will be a rigorous evaluation of potential impacts, including ways to avoid or minimize potential impacts, before decisions are made about the proposed road. Feedback received during consultation will help shape routing and design. The EA process provides the opportunity for concerns to be raised to the Project Team for consideration and addressing.