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 ...
(Ottawa) The planned Harper Creek Mine near Vavenby, British Columbia, could be another Mount Polley disaster and should be stopped, says MiningWatch Canada in its March 21 submission to the federal environmental assessment of the mine proposed project. On Secwepemc territory,... Read More →
First Nations Leadership Council – 10th Anniversary of the Leadership Accord COAST SALISH TERRITORY (VANCOUVER, BC), March 17, 2015 /CNW/ – Ten years ago, on March 17, 2005, an historic Leadership Accord was signed by the BC Assembly of First Nations (BCAFN), First... Read More →
NEWS RELEASE For Immediate Release March 13, 2015 Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations Ministry of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation Tsilhqot’in National Government Interim decisions made within Tsilhqot’in Title land TSILHQOT’IN TITLE LAND –... Read More →
CALGARY—Saskatchewan is the most attractive jurisdiction for mining investment in Canada, according to an annual global survey of mining executives released today by the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian policy think-tank. The Fraser Institute Annual Survey... Read More →
First Nations Women Advocating Responsible Mining is an award-winning coalition of First Nations women leaders from northern BC with extensive experience in dealing with mining issues. As leading figures in their communities and as mothers, their priority is to protect their homes, communities and traditional lands 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 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 ... Read more