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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

BC FIRST NATION WOMEN CALL ON MINING INDUSTRY AND PROVINCIAL GOVERNMENT TO TAKE VISIONARY APPROACH

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...
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Victoria Times Colonist Comment – Mining industry cannot ignore First Nations

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...
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Prince George Citizen – First Nations’ title battle akin to suffrage fight.

 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...
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CP – First Nation launches independent study of Gibraltar Mine expansion.

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...
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