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First Nations create mineral explorer

100 percent aboriginal-owned mining company assembles promising portfolio of properties, lays groundwork to attract equity partner

The Dene First Nations of Northwest Territories has created what is likely Canada's first 100 percent aboriginal-owned exploration and mining company.

Named DemCo Limited Partnership, the startup will celebrate one year in business in October, and is already making its mark in the industry.

DemCo's mission is to enable the Dene to become owners of hardrock mines operating on their own lands. The n...


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