Shell to Transfer Land to Aamjiwnaang First Nation
Shell Canada and Aamjiwnaang First Nation announced the transfer of approximately 70 acres of land.
"The acquisition of this piece of land, which once belonged to Aamjiwnaang, is the outcome of strong relationship building over the years between Aamjiwnaang and Shell Canada's Sarnia Manufacturing Centre," said Chris Plain, Chief of Aamjiwnaang First Nation.
The land being gifted to Aamjiwnaang, which is adjacent to Shell's Sarnia Manufacturing Centre in Corunna, Ontario.
"Through a committed effort on the part of many, this transfer of land will enable Aamjiwnaang to grow as a community, allowing for us to more easily achieve our future needs. Today, we celebrate the return of this land with Shell Canada and their employees and acknowledge their demonstrated commitment to assist in building a stronger community," said Plain.
Shell has been at the refinery site in Corunna since the early 1960s and has worked in partnership with the Aamjiwnaang First Nation for decades.
"Part of being a good neighbour is understanding what the community wants and needs, both now and in the future," said Guy Hackwell, General Manager of Shell's Sarnia Refinery. "This gift of land will help the Aamjiwnaang First Nation continue to grow and to bring their community members back home."