Major Drilling Re-signs Agreement with Inuit Communities

By Wednesday May 8th, 2019 July 31st, 2019 Blogs, Defining Reads

On March 5, 2019, Major Drilling re-signed an agreement with Nuvumiut Developments Inc., owned and operated by the Inuit Landholding Corporations of Salluit and Kangirsujuaq in Nunavik, Canada. The agreement continues the work of securing economic development opportunities for the Inuit communities and sanctions Major Drilling’s operations there. Since 1996, Major Nuvumiut has worked in the area with Raglan Mine, a Glencore Company, and has agreements to operate at additional sites in the vast Nunavik territory.

“We are honored to continue our relationship with Nuvumiut Developments in Nunavik,” said Denis Larocque, Major Drilling President and CEO.

Major Drilling’s exploration and specialized drilling expertise is a key factor in securing relationships of trust with its partners. It is this focus on quality that makes long-term partnerships possible and is an indicator of Major Drilling’s leading position in the mineral exploration industry.

For more than 15 years, Major Drilling has partnered with First Nations and Inuit People on initiatives that drive local economic development and sanction drilling operations. Major Drilling is committed to developing an excellent working relationship with any local First Nations or Inuit community. This approach shows our commitment to community support, building capacity, and ensuring communities gain from exploration or mining activities in their areas and for their members and businesses. These trusted partnerships are one more reason Major Drilling is innovative and vital in the mining and mineral exploration industry. Contact us to learn more.

Major Drilling President & CEO, Denis Larocque (left), observes Lukasi Pilurtuut, President of Nunaturlik Landholding Corp. signing the agreement.

Major Drilling re-signs an agreement in Toronto on March 5, 2019, continuing its partnership with Inuit communities in the Nunavik territory of Canada. From left: Barry Zerbin, GM Canadian Operations, Major Drilling; Kelly Johnson, Senior VP North America & Africa, Major Drilling; Denis Larocque, President & CEO, Major Drilling; Lukasi Pilurtuut, President, Nunaturlik Landholding Corp.; Donald Cameron, General Manager, Nuvumiut Developments; Kevin Buttimer, Assistant Coring Manager Canada, Major Drilling; Johnny Alaku, President, Qaqqalik Landholding Corp.(seated).