Welcome to First Nations Women Advocating Responsible Mining
What FNWARM Stands For?
THE CURRENT REALITY
The mining industry has the financial and human resources to fight for what it wants, and the political lobbying resources to wage its campaigns. Yet as of 2010 there had not been a major new metals mine open in BC since the ...
Many companies still believe they can get around the law and First Nations rights. They spend their time and resources trying to divide communities, or to limit their involvement in the process. They spend fortunes on PR campaigns that portray ...
Some more enlightened mining companies have realized that working with First Nations is not only the key to complying with the courts and getting approval for a project, but is also the key to future certainly for their projects ...
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA–(Marketwired – Oct. 20, 2016) - Serengeti Resources Inc. (TSX VENTURE:SIR)(FRANKFURT:34S) has identified a very strong induced polarization (IP) geophysical anomaly associated with a strong copper-zinc-gold soil geochemical response and... Read More →
Statement by FNWARM in support of Mining Watch Canada Mount Polley legal action Williams Lake, BC. Tue. Oct. 18 2016: The disaster that was the Mount Polley tailings pond collapse is not over for those of us who live and depend on the lands and waters, and particularly the... Read More →
Williams Lake, October 18 2016. MiningWatch Canada today filed a private prosecution against the B.C. government and the Mount Polley Mining Corporation for violations of the federal Fisheries Act in connection with the largest mine waste disaster in Canadian history. The mining... Read More →
Imperial Metals Corporation (the “Company”) (III-TSX) reports that in the third quarter of 2016, the Red Chris mine produced 18.71 million pounds copper and 9,655 ounces gold. These quantities are lower than those achieved in the second quarter of 2016, as lower grade... Read More →
As leading figures in their communities and as mothers, their priority is to protect their homes, communities and traditional lands and waters from the type of mining practices that have left BC riddled with close to 2,000 abandoned mines – two thirds of which are still spewing pollutants. They came together to share their stories and to work for change. Some have worked for or had family members work for mining companies and have learned first -hand how the promise of riches can quickly turn into destroyed lands and limited low-paying jobs for those whose people have, for millennia, depended on those lands.
Members are aware of the social trauma that mining towns can create for First Nations people of both genders and all ages, but particularly for women and children. To quote FNWARM member and mother-of-three Anne Marie Sam: “I question how my young daughters will be impacted by growing up in a mining town.” ... Read more