Engagement and Study Activities


  • A Detailed Project Description is currently under review by the Impact Assessment Agency of Canada
  • A draft Terms of Reference has been circulated for review to MFFN community membership, neighbouring Indigenous communities, government agencies, the public and other stakeholders
  • A plain language Guide to the Draft Terms of Reference was distributed in English and Oji-Cree
  • A draft Terms of Reference one-page fact sheet was distributed
  • An advertisement was posted in the Assembly of First Nations The Circle magazine


  • On-going outreach to neighbouring Indigenous communities
  • Meetings with Aroland First Nation, Fort Albany First Nation, Eabametoong First Nation, Webequie First Nation, Attawapiskat First Nation and Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug First Nation
  • Marten Falls First Nation meetings in March, May, June and October
  • Public Information Centre #1 in Thunder Bay and Geraldton
  • Public Information Centre #2 in Thunder Bay and Longlac
  • Meetings with Geraldton Area Natural Resources Advisory Committee and the Municipality of Greenstone
  • Hosted a booth at the Northern Ontario First Nations Environment Conference trade show
  • Provided Project information for distribution at the 2019 Matawa Environment Gathering


  • Field studies have started and will continue through 2020
    • Vegetation and wildlife
    • Geotechnical and Engineering
    • Fish and Water, Cultural Heritage, Noise and Air Quality
  • Additional socio-economic information is to be collected through key contact interviews
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