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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 ...

THE PROBLEM

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 ...

THE FUTURE

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 ...

News Releases

MiningWatch NR – Canadian Mines Ministers Conference in Halifax: Provinces & Territories Must Act To Avoid Mine Waste Disasters

MiningWatch NR – Canadian Mines Ministers Conference in Halifax: Provinces & Territories Must Act To Avoid Mine Waste Disasters While Energy & Mines Ministers from across Canada are meeting in Halifax for their annual conference, a coalition of more than 50 environmental,...
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Gov’t BC – Mining Code Review – The public submission period is now open and will run from July 15 to Sept. 15, 2015.

Public Comment and Consultation – discussion paper http://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/industry/mineral-exploration-mining/health-safety/health-safety-and-reclamation-code-for-mines-in-british-columbia/codereview  
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NR – Non-Proft Announces Support of International Joint Commission Involvement in S.E.Alaska/B.C. Transboundary Region.

DENVER, CO, U.S:  A resolution recently approved by the Native American Fish & Wildlife Society (NAFWS) supports the International Joint Commission (IJC) Involvement in the Southeast Alaska/British Columbia Transboundary Region, where water quality, habitat, and potentially...
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News Release – Re-opening of Mount Polley ignores serious First Nation concerns. Soda Creek and Williams Lake Indian Bands call permit premature and risky

Williams Lake. BC: Fri. July 10, 2015: The Soda Creek (Xat’sull) and Williams Lake Indian Bands today expressed extreme disappointment at the BC government’s unilateral decision to permit the Mount Polley mine to reopen, saying yesterday’s announcement is premature and could...
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