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Sudbury area First Nations geologist among mining industry award recipients –

PDAC announced 2020 award winners on Dec. 10

A Northern Ontario prospector and a champion of Indigenous participation in mineral development are among the 2020 recipients of awards being handed out by Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC).

PDAC announced the six recipients of its 2020 awards on Dec. 10.

Among them are Hans Matthews, a geologist and member of the Wahnapitae First Nation, located outside Sudbury. Matthews will receive the Skookum Jim Award, which recognizes an Indigenous leader in the field.

A founder and president of the Canadian Aboriginal Minerals Association, Matthews has been integral to helping Indigenous communities become partners in the mining sector.

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