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Pieridae negotiates benefits agreement with the Mi’kmaq of Nova Scotia

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Pieridae Energy Ltd has announced that the Nova Scotia Mi’kmaq benefits agreement, which it negotiated with the Assembly of Nova Scotia Mi’kmaq Chiefs, has now been ratified.

Alfred Sorensen, CEO of Pieridae, said: “We are looking forward to collaborating with the Mi’kmaq of Nova Scotia, and their leadership, in realising for them the benefits of this important project.”

According to the statement, the benefits agreement establishes the framework under which the Mi’kmaq of Nova Scotia will benefit economically from the development, construction and operation of the Goldboro LNG project. Originally, a memorandum of understanding (MOU) was signed in 2013, which outlined the relationship between Pieridae and the Mi’kmaq in Nova Scotia, and this new benefits agreement underscores Pieridae’s commitment to on going engagement and relationship building with the First Nations communities in Nova Scotia.

Chief Terrance Paul, Co-Chair for the Assembly of Nova Scotia Mi’kmaq Chiefs, said: “Nova Scotia is unceded Mi’kmaq territory and the management of our lands and resources is a priority for our Nation.

“As we look to ensure responsible development and environmental stewardship that reflect a Mi’kmaq voice, it’s important that we can bridge that gap with industry. This agreement with Pieridae is an example of how companies can respect our Mi’kmaw rights and title, and also provide an opportunity for Mi’kmaq participation in development on our lands.”

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