Rocher Deboule Minerals Corp.

Rocher Deboule Minerals Corp.

September 17, 2007 11:07 ET

Rocher Deboule Minerals Corp.: Company Clarifies First Nation Relations

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Sept. 17, 2007) - Larry W. Reaugh, President and CEO of Rocher Deboule Minerals Corp. (NEX:RD.H)(PINK SHEETS:RDBHF) announced that the Company has requested a voluntary halt of the Company's stock to enable the Company to respond to an inaccurate and threatening news release issued by Skid'm def Hoya't (Wayne Campbell) spokesperson for Wilps Nikat'een demanding that the company cease operations on Nikat'een traditional territory.

The background to the demand is that the Company is carrying out a 6 hole drilling program on its Rocher Deboule Property in the New Hazelton area of British Columbia. The Company holds a Mines Act permit for this program which covers the requirements under the Mines Act and Health, Safety and Reclamation Code for mines in British Columbia.

The Company has engaged the services of Dr. Jon Belhumeur, Ph.D, a respected Indigenous People consultant to represent the Company to carry out consultation with the Gitxsan Houses whose traditional lands may be affected by the exploration. In this regard, Dr. Belhumeur initially met with the House of Nikat'een, then the House of Gwis Gyen and the House of Spookw. At one of the initial meetings, it requested and was provided, from the House of Gwis Gyen, a map of the Gitxsan traditional territory identifying the individual Houses with their boundaries and the migration corridors for wildlife in the area where drilling is being conducted, so discussions could begin with the affected Houses and any interference with the wildlife would be minimized by the Company's drillers. In addition, the Company is scheduled to conduct an archaeological study in conjunction with the House of Gwis Gyen and the company will be advancing funds to commence work.

Following the initial meetings, it was determined that the prospective drill holes would be located within the House of Gwis Gyen Territory. The company is working closely and in good faith with both the House of Gwis Gyen and the House of Spookw, whose traditional land borders those of Gwis Gyen and appreciates the cooperation and support received from them.

Skid'm def Hoya't (Wayne Campbell) in his news release mentions unpaid invoices to him by the Company. Although the Company has not entered into an agreement to engage the services of Skid'm def Hoya't (Wayne Campbell), when presented an invoice for consulting work performed, the Company honoured this invoice. When further invoices were submitted for unspecified work, Mr. Campbell was asked to provide details and was advised that upon providing satisfactory information such invoices would be paid. To date the Company has not heard back from Mr. Campbell regarding this request.

Additionally, Rocher Deboule will strive to continue to keep any First Nations including the House of Nika'teen, informed of any activities on their Traditional Territory.

About Rocher Deboule Minerals Corp.

Rocher Deboule Minerals Corp. is a diversified exploration and development company focusing its attention on mineral properties and commodities used in the steel manufacturing industry.

On behalf of Management


Larry W. Reaugh, President and Chief Executive Officer

This news release may contain certain "Forward-Looking Statements" within the meaning of Section 21E of the United States Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. All statements, other than statements of historical fact, included herein are forward-looking statements that involve various risks and uncertainties. There can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate, and actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from the Company's expectations are disclosed in the Company's documents filed from time to time with the Toronto Venture Exchange, the British Columbia Securities Commission and the US Securities and Exchange Commission.

The TSX-Venture Exchange has not reviewed and does not accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

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