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May 19, 2009

Bitterroot Resources And Westbank First Nation Sign Memorandums Of Understanding

Bitterroot Resources Ltd. (BTT, TSX-V) and the Westbank First Nation (WFN) have entered into two Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs) covering Bitterroot's exploration activities on its North Brenda and GK gold and base metals exploration projects in south-central British Columbia. The North Brenda and GK projects are located within the WFN Harvest and Governance Areas which are part of the larger Okanagan Nation Traditional Territory. Bitterroot and WFN have entered into the MOUs to establish the basis for a positive long-term relationship founded upon:
  • respect for the legitimate interests of both parties,
  • consultation with WFN and
  • accommodation of WFN Aboriginal rights.
If Bitterroot's exploration activities on the North Brenda or GK properties lead to mine development, WFN and Bitterroot have agreed to negotiate an Impact Benefits Agreement with a view to creating economic, employment and social benefits for WFN and its members and providing for consideration of potential business relationships between Bitterroot and WFN.

The Board of Directors and management of Bitterroot Resources Ltd. wishes to thank Chief Robert Louie and the members of the WFN Council for their support of Bitterroot's exploration activities in the WFN Governance Area.


Michael S. Carr

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