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 ...
Support for mining dependent on enviroment, health, other land being protected (Terrace, B.C.): A new poll shows British Columbians overwhelmingly support reforms to B.C.’s mining laws and regulations – with up to 95% of respondents endorsing changes. Support for reform was... Read More →
Mining.com – BC firm ships 18 tonnes of jade to China Electra Stone Ltd. (“Electra” or the “Company”) (TSX.V: ELT) (FSE: 44E1) is pleased to announce confirmation of its first shipment of British Columbia (“BC”) Nephrite Jade to the People’s Republic of China as part of the... Read More →
Oct. 13, 2015 from 9 am to 3 pm Vancouver Public Library Central Branch 350 W Georgia St, Vancouver Alma VanDusen and Peter Kaye Rooms PRESENTERS include: Alma Brooks, Maliseet Nation, Grandmother, Wabanaki Confederacy Gloria Chicaiza, Acción Ecológica (Ecuador)... Read More →
Advancing Indigenous rights is the key to advancing business, says new report Ottawa, September 21, 2015: The Boreal Leadership Council – a coalition of resource companies, financial institutions, First Nations and conservation organizations – has today released a report calling... 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