Appia Rare Earths & Uranium (CSE: API) (OTCQX: APAAF) (FSE: A0I0), a publicly traded Canadian company in the rare earth element and uranium sectors, has entered a new cooperation agreement. According to the announcement, the agreement is with the Ya’thi Néné Lands and Resources Office (“YNLR”). YNLR is owned by the Athabasca Denesułiné First Nations of Hatchet Lake, Black Lake, Fond du Lac, the Northern Hamlet of Stony Rapids, and the Northern Settlements of Uranium City, Wollaston Lake and Camsell Portage. The agreement is in regard to exploration activities being conducted by Appia in Nuhenéné, which is the traditional territory of the Athabasca First Nations in Treaty 8 and Treaty 10 Territories. The agreement represents the commitment of both Appia and YNLR to support a sustainable and collaborative relationship. The announcement states that the agreement, which includes the facilitation of a smoother exploration permitting process and fieldwork in Nuhenéné, will serve as a foundation for consistent communication between the parties. UNLR officials noted that “the agreement ensures that our people’s and communities’ wishes regarding land protection and economic development are heard, and our treaty rights are respected.”
The agreement contains provisions related to harvest compensation, contributions to YNLR’s established community trust, and opportunities for employment and contracting with northern businesses. “At Appia, we understand and share YNLR’s commitment to protecting and monitoring the environment, engaging in thoughtful project advancement, and respecting local traditions and knowledge,” said Appia Rare Earths & Uranium president Stephen Burego in the press release. “This agreement sets the framework for our ongoing engagement with YNLR as we progress in our exploration activities within their territory. It is a respectful way of working together in this territory. This agreement is the materialization of our Code of Business Conduct and Ethics Policy, our Environmental Health and Safety Policy, and our dedication to meaningful reconciliation.”
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About Appia Rare Earths & Uranium Corp.
Appia is a publicly traded Canadian company in the rare earth element and uranium sectors. The company is currently focusing on delineating high-grade, critical rare earth elements and gallium on the Alces Lake property, as well as exploring for high-grade uranium in the prolific Athabasca Basin on its Otherside, Loranger, North Wollaston and Eastside properties. The company holds the surface rights to exploration for 113,837.15 hectares (281,297.72 acres) in Saskatchewan. The company also has a 100% interest in 13,008 hectares (32,143 acres), with rare earth element and uranium deposits over five mineralized zones in the Elliot Lake Camp, Ontario. Lastly, the company holds the right to acquire up to a 70% interest in the PCH Project, which is 17,551.07 hectares in size and located within the Goiás State of Brazil. The company successfully added 23,412.11 hectares to the PCH project’s total hectares by staking 12 new claims, bringing the overall project size to 40,963.18 hectares. For more information about the company, please visit www.AppiaREU.com.
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