Wahnapitae First Nation (WFN) Participation Agreement
Since the signing of the Participation Agreement in 2008, Sudbury Integrated Nickel Operations (Sudbury INO) and the WFN have laid the foundation for a continuing, mutually beneficially relationship.
Under the Participation Agreement (renewed in 2014), Sudbury INO and the WFN continue to work together on environmental stewardship, education and training for youth, and community development. In 2010, the human resources and environmental working groups were fully established. Each year, the human resources group selects scholarship recipients and summer students. The environmental group participates in the WFN Mining Days and works jointly on environmental monitoring for Smelter and Nickel Rim South areas. Further information on WFN can be found at
We also continued to conduct First Nations awareness training for our employees, as required. The training helps build awareness and appreciation of aboriginal history, treaties and treaty rights, modern day agreements, issues and concerns, and regulations around consultation. The training also reviews local territories, political structure, land management and local community issues.
Memorandum of Understanding with Sagamok Anishnawbek
The Memorandum of Understanding, signed in 2011, serves as a foundation for a working relationship between the two parties. The agreement is related to our exploration activities within Sagamok's traditional territory west of Sudbury.
Our partnership with Sagamok focuses on communication and information sharing, cultural and community support, employment and training opportunities, business opportunities, environmental protection as well as the exploration activities.
Memorandum of Understanding with Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO)
In December 2015, Sudbury INO and the Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that will serve as a foundation for a working relationship between the two parties.
The MoU will further guide the two parties to work on areas of common interests such as information sharing, providing the Métis Community with information on Sudbury operations, community capacity support and supporting Métis Cultural, Heritage, Research and Educational activities.