Kinross leadership meets with Chiefs from Wabauskang and Lac Seul First Nations

On August 8th, representatives from Kinross’ leadership team including Paul Rollinson, President & CEO, and Geoff Gold, Executive Vice-President, Corporate Development, External Relations & Chief Legal Officer, traveled to Mahkwa Lodge on Lac Seul to meet with Chief Bill Petiquan from the Wabauskang First Nation, Chief Clifford Bull from the Lac Seul First Nation, and band and council members.  

Additional Kinross team members in attendance included Ian Russell, Site Manager, Great Bear, Luke Jalsevac, Vice-President and Project Director, Great Bear, Dominic Channer, Vice-President, Community Relations and Keith Abergel, Senior Director, Corporate Development.

The group met at the Mahkwa Lodge on Lac Seul where they had the opportunity to join the Chiefs on a fishing trip followed by a luncheon at the lodge. The Chiefs then hosted a ceremonial celebration to acknowledge the signing of the Advanced Exploration Agreement at Great Bear and the continued growth of strong relations between Kinross and the First Nations.

The celebration began with a traditional drum ceremony and continued with speeches from Chief Petiquan, Chief Bull and Paul Rollinson before gifts were exchanged.

Chief Clifford Bull (front row, right), Council members and Kinross attendees after fishing on Lac Seul
Paul Rollinson (front) with Chief Petiquan and Chief Bull during the fishing trip
Ian Russell (front), with Councillor Elvis Trout and band member during the fishing trip
Luke Jalsevac (left), Dominic Channer (right), and Council member during the fishing trip
Paul Rollinson (middle) with band member David Gordon (left) and Chief Bull (right)
The Ceremonial Celebration kicks off with a traditional drumming ceremony
Paul Rollinson, Chief Petiquan and Chief Bull share gifts to recognize the signing of the AEX agreement

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