Toronto, Ontario, December 2, 2009. Noront Resources Ltd. (“Noront” or the “Company”) (TSX Venture: NOT) is pleased announce that effective immediately Mr. Glenn Nolan, joins the Company as Vice President Aboriginal Affairs.
Mr. Nolan, a Chief of the Missanabie Cree First Nation, is a strong advocate for sharing information between the mining industry and Aboriginal Communities in Canada and internationally. As Chief, Mr. Nolan attended various conferences and state functions where he presented on the Canadian Aboriginal experience in the mineral industry and most recently presented to the Brazilian legislature at a special hearing on Indigenous people and mining.
Mr. Nolan has also advised a number of exploration and mining companies on Aboriginal concerns and has provided information to Aboriginal communities on partnership development and opportunities related to resource development. He is committed to continuing the creation of greater dialogue between industry, government and Aboriginal communities through his organization Learning Together Corporation, a nationally incorporated, non-profit company with the objective of building greater awareness of Aboriginal issues for the mining industry as well as supporting the greater participation of Aboriginal people and Aboriginal communities in the mining industry.
Currently Mr. Nolan is the second Vice President of Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada where he is the co-chair of the Aboriginal Affairs committee and is also a director of a publicly traded Jr. mining company.
Chief Nolan began his career in mining in the mid seventies, prospecting throughout northern and western Canada working for a number of major mining companies before starting his own contracting company, conducting geophysical surveys, staking claims and camp management.
In addition to advocacy work, Chief Nolan was first elected as Chief of the Missanabie Cree First Nation in July 2001, where he was instrumental in negotiating a land claim for the community and in developing a number of community-owned businesses.
Noront’s President and CEO, Wes Hanson, states: “We are extremely pleased to have Glenn join our management team as we begin the process of transforming from junior exploration company to a mine developer. Glenn’s knowledge of northern communities, culture and the environment and his well-known association with the Canadian exploration and mining industry will help us meet the challenges of the future. Glenn will be invaluable in effectively communicating our development plans in the Ring of Fire to the local communities but more importantly he will be able to communicate community concerns to Noront. Glenn will also give guidance and support to our First Nation’s Advisory Board in establishing new training programs for Aboriginal youth in the James Bay Lowlands, aimed at preparing them for future jobs and opportunities.”
Noront Resources Ltd. is focused on its significant and multiple, high-grade nickel-copper-platinum-palladium, chromite, vanadium and gold discoveries in an area known as the “Ring of Fire”, an emerging multi-metals district located in the James Bay Lowlands of Ontario, Canada. Noront is the dominant land holder at the Ring of Fire and continues to delineate and prove up its discoveries with NI 43-101 technical and economic reports and an aggressive and well financed drill plan for the remainder of 2009 and 2010. All material information on Noront can be found on the Company’s website at www.norontresources.com or at SEDAR at www.sedar.com.
For further information please contact Joanne Jobin, Vice President Corporate Communications at (416) 367-1444 ext 126, or visit Noront’s website at: http://www.norontresources.com.
Wesley (Wes) Hanson
Chief Executive Officer