Marathon Gold is a gold resource development company focused on a gold reserve located in our territory in central Newfoundland. In 2019, representatives from the company expressed a desire to share plans and consult with our membership and attended several regular meetings of the Band Council to share presentations and answer questions. Subsequently, a joint working committee was established to continue discussions and better serve our members’ interests around environmental stewardship and economic opportunities.
A draft Socio-Economic Agreement (SEA) was established between Qalipu and Marathon Gold and in September, the Band hosted a virtual community meeting to review the draft and seek feedback. The Band collected additional feedback through posting the SEA on the qalipu.ca website and inviting responses. All information collected was consolidated and presented to the Chief and Council and edits were made to the initial draft.
The Band would now like to present the second draft SEA and invite membership review and participation at an upcoming Virtual Community Meeting.
Please join Band Manager Keith Goulding for this meeting via Zoom on January 25 at 7:30 PM
Please pre-register for this meeting by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org