First Nation Leadership

Christopher C. J. Angeconeb
Christopher C. J.
Angeconeb
President & CEO

On March 3rd, 2017, AurCrest Gold Inc. named Mr. Christopher C. J. Angeconeb President & CEO, a member of the Lac Seul First Nation (“LSFN”) band in Northwestern Ontario.

Chris possesses a strong understanding of the interrelated issues facing many First Nations, of the requirements of many of the agencies involved with aboriginal affairs and of the practical implementation of the Crown's duty to consult and accommodate.

Chris has served as a Director to AurCrest since 2011, and was Executive Vice President from July 2015 to February 2017.

Christopher C.J. Angeconeb’s Noteworthy Accomplishments:

  • Member of LSFN’s negotiation team to the 2013 Collaboration Agreement with Goldcorp Red Lake Gold Mines.
  • Agreement included $1 million donation for the Lac Seul Training Center of Excellence, post-secondary scholarship funding, and funding for the Lac Seul First Nation Business equity fund
  • Member of LSFN/G-RLGM Collaboration Committee through 2015
  • Served as Director for Wataynikaneyap Power Inc.’s partnership holding company through 2015
  • Employed as Flood Claim Coordinator, Lands & Resources Coordinator, and ultimately as General Manager – Economic Development for Lac Seul First Nation
  • Member of LSFN’s negotiation team to the 2013 Collaboration Agreement with Goldcorp Red Lake Gold Mines.
  • Agreement included $1 million donation for the Lac Seul Training Center of Excellence, post-secondary scholarship funding, and funding for the Lac Seul First Nation Business equity fund
  • Member of LSFN/G-RLGM Collaboration Committee through 2015
  • Served as Director for Wataynikaneyap Power Inc.’s partnership holding company through 2015

First Nation Ownership in AurCrest

  • AurCrest is committed to the inclusion and participation among the local First Nations regarding its mining and energy activities in their traditional territories.
  • Lac Seul First Nation owns an equity stake in AurCrest Gold Inc.  LSFN invested C$500,000 into AurCrest in March 2011 and a further $75,000 in December 2012.

“The Band Council of Lac Seul First Nation is pleased to have acquired these shares with AurCrest. It reflects the mutual respect that has developed between us and we look forward to building a strong relationship to realize the benefits and opportunities from the mineral exploration industry in our territory.  This modern Exploration Company model is a reflection of our community’s interest to work with industry.”
- Chief Clifford Bull, Dec-21-2012 Press Release


First Nations Ownership in AurCrest

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The Aboriginal Business Partnership Panel hosted by the Canadian Institute of Mining (CIM). Featured in the photo, from left to right: Anthony Vaccaro, Group Publisher, The Northern Miner Group, panelist David DeLaunay, Deputy Minister at Ontario Ministry of Northern Development and Mines, panelist Joe Hinzer, President of Watts Griffis & McOuat Ltd and panelist Chris Angeconeb, President & CEO of AurCrest Gold Inc and member of the Lac Seul First Nation

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