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 – May 26, 2016 | Imperial Metals Corporation (the “Company”) (III-TSX) has today filed on SEDAR a National Instrument 43-101 compliant 2016 Technical Report on the Mount Polley Mine (the “2016 Report”). The 2016 Report updates all... Read More →
Tsilhqot’in Territory, BC (May 26, 2016): The Tsilhqot’in National Government (TNG) has reaffirmed the long held view that successful business needs to respect Aboriginal rights and title. This is in response to the recent Supreme Court of Canada’s (SCC) decision dismissing the... Read More →
Williams Lake, BC (May 19, 2016): The Tsilhqot’in National Government (TNG) strongly opposes Amarc Resources Ltd.’s (TSX-V: AHR) recent application to the Province of BC for additional exploration within the Upper Taseko (Dasiqox) watershed for the Ike project. If approved by... 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