HEAD OFFICE: Swan Lake First Nation · Unit 9-4820 Portage Avenue · Headingley, Manitoba · R4H 1C8

AS S E MBL Y OF MANI T OBA C HI E F S S E C RE T ARI AT I NC .
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Floor 275 Portage Avenue · Winnipeg, Manitoba · R3B 2B3 · Telephone: (204) 956-0610 · Fax: (204) 956-2109



July 30, 2013



Glen Kuntz
President and Interim CEO
Mega Precious Metals, Inc.
1100 Russell Street
Thunder Bay, ON
P7B 5N2

Dear Mr. Kuntz:

RE: RED SUCKER LAKE FIRST NATION

On July 1, 2013, Red Sucker Lake First Nation (RSLFN) Chief Les Harper, along with RSLFN Council
ŵĞŵďĞƌƐƚƌĂǀĞůůĞĚƚŽdǁŝŶ>ĂŬĞƐƚŽƉŽƐƚĂ͚^ƚŽƉtŽƌŬKƌĚĞƌ͛ĂŶĚĂŶ͚ǀŝĐƚŝŽŶEŽƚŝĐĞ͛ĂƚDĞŐĂWƌĞĐŝŽƵƐ
Metals, Inc. (MPM) exploration campsite. The actions by RSLFN were precipitated by the failure of the
DĂŶŝƚŽďĂ 'ŽǀĞƌŶŵĞŶƚ ƚŽ ĨƵůĨŝůů Ă ĚƵƚLJ ƚŽ ͞ĐŽŶƐƵůƚ ĂŶĚ ĂĐĐŽŵŵŽĚĂƚĞ͟ ĂĐĐŽƌĚŝŶŐ ƚŽ ĂŶĂĚŝĂŶ ůĞŐĂů
standards.

Central to the concerns of the RSLFN are environmental impacts in their ancestral lands. Specifically,
water contamination is not being addressed in any substantial manner. Freshwater and water quality
are not only concerns for the health and safety of human consumption to the people of the RSLFN, it is
also central to the health of the overall eco-system that the community relies on for healthy food and
traditional lifestyles. Until further discussions are had and plans implemented to preserve water quality
(thereby preserving the food stores), there will be no accommodation of the proprietary interests of
your corporation. It is clear that the RSLFN does not seek to prevent MPM from carrying on successful
business and creating opportunity for employment. It is also clear however that they are not willing to
compromise the water quality in their ancestral lands for short term economic gains. RSLFN families will
continue to live in their ancestral lands long after your economic interests have waned.

I have become aware that in recent weeks, MPM has ignored instructions from the RSLFN and sought
legal remedy in provincial courts. Not only have you sought injunctions against the people of the
territory, your lawyers have threatened private air charter companies with legal sanctions for
transporting community members to their traditional territories. Using court processes and lawyers to
stretch the application and extent of an injunction is nothing more than harassment and it will not be
tolerated.

As Grand Chief of the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs, I have been directed by the Chiefs in Assembly to
support Chief Les Harper and RSLFN in their opposition to the exploration in their ancestral and treaty
lands. You are hereby given notice that we will support the community in its efforts to affect the stop
work order and the eviction notice that the community maintains is its only viable solution to the
ongoing difficulties in remediating its concerns with your proprietary activities in their ancestral lands.

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HEAD OFFICE: Swan Lake First Nation · Unit 9-4820 Portage Avenue · Headingley, Manitoba · R4H 1C8

Glen Kuntz
July 30, 2013
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Effective August 26
th
, we expect that you will have vacated the ancestral lands of the RSLFN and will
have begun making preparations to begin working with the community towards remediating the
outstanding issues presented by Chief Harper and the people of the RSLFN. Failure to take corrective
actions will result in further steps as deemed necessary to effect the instructions you were provided
with by the community and its leaderships. We feel that this notice provides your company reasonable
time to reconsider the current adversarial position you have taken through the court system and engage
the community meaningfully and with intent to address the outstanding matters that have prevented a
mutually beneficial relationship.

Sincerely,

ASSEMBLY OF MANITOBA CHIEFS



Derek J. Nepinak, LLB, B.A.(Hons.)
Grand Chief, Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs

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