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 ...
Williams Lake, BC. Jan, 25, 2015: This week’s annual Vancouver Roundup could be a turning point if the BC mining industry and the provincial government can shake off the past and adopt a visionary approach, says BC’s First Nations Women Advocating Responsible Mining. “If this... Read More →
By Bev Sellars. Chair FNWARM The decisions now facing B.C.’s mining industry and government have something in common with the decision to give women the vote. … the debate at next week’s Roundup should be about the solutions First Nations are developing in the absence of... Read More →
By Bev Sellars, Chair. FNWARM. The decisions now facing B.C.’s mining industry and government have something in common with the decision to give women the vote. There is a whole other column we could write on the suffrage issue, looking at why it took decades longer for... Read More →
By Laura Kane. A small First Nation says it has given up waiting for government and industry to address its concerns about the Gibraltar Mine expansion in B.C.’s Interior and has launched its own investigation. The Esdilagh First Nation has secured a research grant for a team of... 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