NAN Press release from www.nan.on.ca
NAN Deputy Grand Chief to Participate in International Diamond Conference
THUNDER BAY, ON: Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Deputy Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler will deliver a statement on fair trade diamonds at the Rapaport International Diamond Conference in New York City, NY Monday.
NAN Deputy Grand Chief Fiddler is calling on diamond exploration and mining companies to meet basic operating standards based on various supreme court rulings to consult and accommodate First Nations prior to exploration. He will distribute these standards at the conference.
Nishnawbe Aski Nation is an Aboriginal political organization representing 49 First Nation communities within the territory of James Bay Treaty 9 and Ontario First Nations of Treaty 5. This area covers over two-thirds of the province of Ontario and is home to approximately 45,000 people.
The Rapaport Group drives sustainable economic development in the poorest countries of the world and is committed to using economic power and strategic positioning in the diamond and jewellery industry to help artisanal diggers and other disadvantaged groups obtain economic self sufficiency.
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For more information please contact:
Nishnawbe Aski Naton
(807) 625 4902