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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

NR – Unprecedented Gathering of Former AFN National Chiefs to Tackle Pressing Issues from Resource Development to Reconciliation

OTTAWA (February 9, 2016) – Former Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chiefs Georges Erasmus, Ovide Mercredi, Phil Fontaine, Shawn A-in-chut Atleo and Matthew Coon Come will convene at The Fairmont Queen Elizabeth Hotel in Montréal Thursday February 18 to discuss the way...
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NR – Kwikwetlem First Nation title case aims for fair relationship.

VANCOUVER, Feb. 9, 2016 /CNW/ – Today, Kwikwetlem First Nation (KFN) filed an Aboriginal title and rights and Charter claim with the Supreme Court. KFN has filed this claim as a part of KFN’s continuing efforts to ensure its title and rights over key areas in its...
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Nr – Environmental Groups Demand B.C. Mining Industry Clean Up Its Act – Wilderness Committee – MiningWatch Canada – Clayoquot Action – Sierra Club BC – Rivers Without Borders

VANCOUVER – Environmental groups are calling on the BC government and mining companies to commit to better practices and stronger regulations to protect the environment and communities from industrial pollution. Just as Premier Christy Clark announced last week more subsidies for...
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MAC NR – Mining’s contributions to Canada strong despite downturn

Despite market volatility and downward pressure on commodity prices, the mining industry’s economic contributions to Canada remain strong during the downturn, according to a new report from the Mining Association of Canada (MAC). “The findings of this report serve as a reminder...
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