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Monday, January 31, 2011

News From FN ROF

Webequie First Nation Chief Re-Elected

WEBEQUIE FIRST NATION, ON, Jan. 31 /CNW/ - Cornelius Wabasse has been re-elected for his second term as Chief with an overwhelming majority support from the membership.

During his campaign, Chief Wabasse stressed the important issues that lay before his community including protecting their traditional interests in the Ring of Fire development, maximizing economic development opportunities, and collaborating with other impacted First Nations.

"We are reaching a critical stage in both the development of our community as well as the development of the Ring of Fire" stated Chief Wabasse.

"It is a balancing act between dealing with historical issues and planning for future opportunities, however, I do look forward with working with both levels of government and industry on a progressive agenda." Wabasse added.

Webequie First Nation is a growing First Nation community located 540 km north of the city of Thunder Bay and is the closest community to the Ring of Fire discoveries

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