December 20, 2022
Lomiko Metals Inc. reaffirms its vision to embrace Indigenous people and Indigenous values within our projects, to develop a sustainable approach on our path to critical minerals development, while honoring the lives, memories, and hopes of all seven generations close.
The projects where Lomiko has natural flake graphite claims, namely La Loutre and surrounding claims, are located within the traditional land of the Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg First Nation’s territory. The KZ First Nation is part of the Algonquin Nation and the traditional KZ territory is situated within the Outaouais and Laurentides regions. The Bourier lithium project site is located near Nemaska Lithium and Critical Elements, southeast of the Eeyou Istchee James Bay territory and within the traditional land of the Cree Eeyou Istchee Peoples.
Belinda Labatte, CEO and Director: “Just over twelve months ago, we embarked on our journey to listen and learn from First Nations, and work toward our vision of climate success stories that are inclusive, and respect community values. Our first step was the development of a land acknowledgment, and today we take the opportunity to recognize that we are operating on KZ traditional land, where we retain mineral rights. This distinction, from land ownership, is now reflected in all our materials.
We thank Independent Director Lee Arden Lewis, status member of the Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory, and Advisor, Anne Chabot, strategic advisor to management on our work with KZ First Nation, for their guidance and support.
Lomiko further recognizes Reconciliation and supports the Canadian Critical Minerals strategy available here: https://www.canada.ca/en/campaign/critical-minerals-in-canada/canadian-critical-minerals-strategy.html#a54). Lomiko commits to Call to Action #92 of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada, which calls upon the corporate sector to:
In this past year: we have engaged with First Nations leaders and colleagues to better understand how we can do better as we build Lomiko; we held a reception in Montreal, Quebec “Voices at the Table” to talk about critical minerals development from a First Nations perspective; we commissioned artwork from a Mohawk artist to visually show our commitments; and we continue to talk to students and other Canadians about the importance of Indigenous and First Nations-led processes, for the future of our industry.”
The full artist statement can be seen on the company’s website at: https://lomiko.com/la-loutre-community-updates/.
Lomiko has a vision and purpose: we are a people-first company and believe we can manifest a world of abundant renewable energy with Canadian and Quebec critical minerals, for a solution in North America. Lomiko is ECOLOGO certified and seeks to be a responsible operator of choice in Quebec.
Lomiko Metals has a new vision and a new strategy for new energy. Lomiko represents a company with a purpose: a people-first company where we can manifest a world of abundant renewable energy with Canadian and Quebec critical minerals for a solution in North America. Our goal is to create a new energy future in Canada where we will grow the critical minerals workforce, become a valued partner and neighbor with the communities in which we operate, and provide a secure and responsibly sourced supply of critical minerals. Lomiko is ECOLOGO certified.
The Company holds mineral interests in its La Loutre graphite development in southern Quebec. The La Loutre project site is located within the Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg First Nation territory. The KZA First Nation is part of the Algonquin Nation and the KZA traditional territory is situated within the Outaouais and Laurentides regions. Located 180 kilometers northwest of Montreal, the property consists of 1 large, continuous block with 76 mineral claims totaling 4,528 hectares (45.3 km2). Lomiko Metals published a Preliminary Economic Assessment on September 10, 2021, which indicated the project had a 15-year mine life producing per year 100,000 tonnes of graphite concentrate at 95%Cg or a total of 1.5Mt of graphite concentrate. This report was prepared as National Instrument 43-101 Technical Report for Lomiko Metals Inc. by Ausenco Engineering Canada Inc., Hemmera Envirochem Inc., Moose Mountain Technical Services, and Metpro Management Inc., collectively the Report Authors. The Bourier project site is located near Nemaska Lithium and Critical Elements and southeast of the Eeyou Istchee James Bay territory in Quebec and within the traditional land of the Cree Eeyou Istchee Peoples. It consists of 203 claims, for a total ground position of 10,252.20 hectares (102.52 km2), in Canada’s lithium triangle near the James Bay region of Quebec, which has historically housed lithium deposits and mineralization trends.
Mr. Mike Petrina, Project Manager, a Qualified Person under National Instrument 43-101 – Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects, has reviewed and approved the technical disclosure in this news release.
For more information on Lomiko Metals, review the website at www.lomiko.com
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