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Landmark $120M First Nations deal a go – Minden Times

December 8, 2013

LONDON, Ont. — The federal government is set to sign a $120-million land claim settlement Monday that will launch an ambitious and novel effort – an urban reserve in London – to boost southwestern Ontario’s economy.

Aboriginal Affairs Minister Bernard Valcourt is to join Chief Joe Miskokomon at the Chippewa of the Thames First Nation community centre Monday to celebrate the settlement.

With the federal approval in hand, the Chippewas can begin in earnest negotiations with the city of London and other partners to create a commercial/industrial zone along Hwy. 401.

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