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September 12, 2023
SYDNEY — Bear Head Energy, Inc. and Eskasoni First Nation have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to develop a green hydrogen and ammonia production facility in Tui’knek/Point Tupper, Richmond County.
The MOU states their commitment to pursuing economic opportunities while protecting the land and water. Eskasoni and Bear Head Energy will work together to ensure meaningful community involvement in the energy project and potential business ventures.
Chief Leroy Denny of Eskasoni stressed the importance of responsible economic growth and environmental protection through collaboration with Bear Head Energy.
“Working collaboratively with industry on sustainable developments is not only important for economic growth, but it allows us to build capacity within our community and protect and steward the land and water for future generations,” said Denny.
In July 2023, Bear Head and Nova Scotia Mi’kmaw Chiefs amended their 2019 agreement to prioritize environmentally sustainable development and Mi’kmaq inclusion, participation, and benefits. Denny said Eskasoni’s partnership with Bear Head Energy Inc. is one of respect for each other and the environment.