Fission Uranium Corp (TSX: FCU) has confirmed it is actively collaborating and communicating with the Clearwater River Dene Nation (CRDN) and other rights-holders as it continues to advance the PLS project in Saskatchewan, Canada.
Earlier this northern fall, Fission shared a summary of its engagement approach, which can be found on the new Engagement Page of the Fission website. The approach has been designed to reflect feedback that Fission receives from rights-holders, including CRDN, related to their engagement expectations, capacity needs, and preferred timelines.
The engagement approach guides how Fission shares information with rights-holders and stakeholders, how information is collected and shared with Fission, and how that information or feedback is used to inform key, iterative phases of the environmental impact assessment process.
President and CEO, Ross McElroy, said Fission looks forward to continuing to work closely with CRDN and other rights-holders to ensure that potential impacts, both negative and positive, are identified and evaluated by combining western science with Indigenous knowledge.
He said that by working collaboratively with CRDN at every stage, Fission aims to maximise the potential for community benefits and avoid or minimise any potential negative impacts.
“Fission continues to actively and productively engage with rights-holders and stakeholders in the Patterson Lake Area,” Mr McElroy said.
“Our relationships are built on mutual trust, which has been achieved through regular, open communication to date. We have an engagement and capacity agreement in place with CRDN which includes development of a community-led Indigenous Rights & Knowledge Study and Cultural Impact Assessment, and we meet regularly with CRDN to confirm they have the information and support they need from Fission to progress their study goals.
“Results from these studies will be incorporated into the ongoing assessment of Fission’s Patterson Lake South Project and will assist in furthering our relationship with the community.”
Fission and CRDN recently filmed a video featuring Mr McElroy and CRDN Chief, Teddy Clark , that provides information about the intent of the Engagement and Capacity Agreement.
Patterson Lake South Property
The 31,039 hectare PLS project is 100% owned and operated by Fission Uranium Corp. PLS is accessible by road with primary access from all-weather Highway 955, which runs north to the former Cluff Lake mine and passes the nearby Nexgen Arrow deposit located 3km to the east and UEX-Areva Shea Creek discoveries located 50km to the north.
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