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 ...
Re-opening of Mount Polley in June before concerns addressed was reckless Williams Lake, BC: Sun. Nov. 22, 2015: The Soda Creek (Xat’sull) and Williams Lake Indian Bands today reacted angrily to the news there could be another breach at Mount Polley within weeks because of rising... Read More →
A majority of NWT residents want rigorous protections for wildlife and land in the Northwest Territories, according to a recently released Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC) poll. This aligns with DUC’s objectives in the north, where we’re working with government, industry and... Read More →
Fri. Oct. 16, 2015: First Nations Summit Chiefs and leaders congratulate the Stellat’en First Nation and the Saik’uz First Nation following a Supreme Court of Canada decision to dismiss Rio Tinto Alcan’s Application for Leave to Appeal from an April 15, 2015 BC... Read More →
Mines in British Columbia have responded to an order by the chief inspector of mines to confirm whether foundation materials similar to those at Mount Polley exist below any of their dams and no immediate risks or safety concerns were identified. … Under the order, mines were... 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