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Frontier Lithium welcomes former First Nations Chief to its board of directors

Former Chief of Sandy Lake First Nation, Bart Meekis will be joining the Board of Directors.

March 17, 2021  by CM Staff

Frontier Lithium Welcomes former Chief Bart Meekis to its Board of Directors (CNW Group/Frontier Lithium Inc.)

SUDBURY — On Mar. 17, Frontier Lithium Inc. announced that former Chief of Sandy Lake First Nation, Bart Meekis will be joining the Board of Directors. Bart Meekis is a member of the Oji-Cree First Nation of northwestern Ontario and resides in Sandy Lake, Ontario. Mr. Meekis previously served 16 years on the Sandy Lake First Nation council, including 4 years as Deputy Chief and 6 years as Chief.

On council and as Chief, Mr. Meekis worked to improve communications and public relations, stabilize finance, and strengthen human resources. As Chief he worked on building partnerships to improve community infrastructure and housing, and power and road initiatives in the region.

Reginald (Rick) Walker, Chairman of Frontier Lithium commented “We are privileged to welcome Bart to Frontier Lithium’s Board of Directors. Bart’s knowledge and respect for the land, his life experiences, and wisdom will ensure that the communities of Deer Lake, Keewaywin, North Spirit Lake and Sandy Lake First Nations are further represented at the highest level of the Company. Bart has long been an advocate for sustainable, transparent and inclusive mineral development in the Oji-Cree region.”

Bart Meekis commented, “Over time I have grown to know and understand the Frontier Lithium family. We share a similar vision that offers hope, inspiration and opportunities to the youth of our northern communities.” Mr. Meekis added “I will continue my work with my elders, youth, our communities, and Frontier Lithium to help nurture a positive, progressive and mutually beneficial lithium resource development model in our region.”

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