March 30, 2023
Côté Gold strives to create and nurture long-lasting partnerships with the communities in which we operate and encourage our contractors to develop relationships with our Indigenous and local community partners. As a commitment to the youth engagement of Mattagami First Nation, Englobe, a contractor working for Côté Gold, sponsored a 2-day lacrosse clinic for students in grades 1-to-8 hosted by Nationwide Lacrosse at the Mattagami Odamino Centre & Rink in early January. The clinic was offered by professional lacrosse players from the National Lacrosse League. The coaches spoke about the origins of lacrosse and the strong Indigenous roots in the “medicine game” as well as the different experiences and opportunities they had been part of thanks to lacrosse.