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 ...
By Henry Lazenby. TheTSX-listed stock of copper producerTaseko Mines spiked up to 13.33% on Tuesday morning on news that the company has discovered a new high-grade copper deposit at itsGibraltar mine, in British Columbia. Vancouver-based Taseko has intersected more than 341.4 m... Read More →
Use of LNG in Mine Projects Improve Economics While Reducing GHG Emissions; LNG Plant Proposed for Fort Nelson Area to Ensure Long-Term Proximal and Reliable Supply VANCOUVER, BC–(Marketwired – September 21, 2016) – Vancouver-based Casino Mining Corporation... Read More →
OTTAWA , Sept. 14, 2016 /CNW/ – Economic growth in Nunavut and the Northwest Territories is expected to improve in 2017. Meanwhile, the economic outlook for Yukon remains bleak. Economic growth is expected to average 1.8 per cent in the three territories between 2016 and... Read More →
Honolulu, Hawaiʻi, 9 September 2016 (IUCN) – Key decisions boosting support for Indigenous peoples’ rights have been adopted by IUCN State, government and civil society members today at the IUCN World Conservation Congress taking place in Hawaiʻi. In a landmark decision, the IUCN... 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