Sault Tribe opposes ferrochrome processing facility –

Sault Tribe opposes ferrochrome processing facility –

by ahnationtalk on October 16, 2019312 Views

Michigan tribe doesn’t want Noront’s smelter ‘anywhere near the Great Lakes or our traditional homelands’

The following ferrochrome resolution was passed Tuesday night by Sault Tribe of Chippewa Indians, at a meeting at Kewadin Casino in the Michigan Sault.

As SooToday reported yesterday, Noront’s first open house on its proposal will take place on Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019, at the Delta Sault Ste. Marie Waterfront between 3 p.m. and 8 p.m.

Opposing ferrochrome processing facility

Whereas, the “Ring of Fire” mining proposals for chromite ore in northern Ontario are controversial and have potential to severely disrupt northern First Nations communities including Cree and Ojibwe relatives; and Whereas, development of this chromite deposit would require a smelter operation to refine chromite ore and produce ferrochrome for export to Asian markets; and

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