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 ...
Meeting with British Columbia Mines Minister Described as Productive First Step Alaskans met in Juneau today with British Columbia’s Minister of Energy and Mines, Bill Bennett, and other B.C. and Alaska officials to discuss transboundary mining concerns. “The meeting was a... Read More →
Mobilizing/ Developing Indigenous Leadership to Protect and Manage Lands and Resources Dechenla Lodge, Kaska/Sahtu Dene Territory; Yukon: Mon. Aug. 3, 2015: A new university-backed pilot project begins this week to produce young First Nations leaders to develop guardian programs... Read More →
Soda Creek and Williams Lake Indian Bands vow to keep up pressure on government and industry Williams Lake. BC. July 31, 2015: The massive disruption to communities and the environment caused one year ago by the Mount Polley Tailings Pond disaster is far from over, the... Read More →
“This is not your Grandfather’s national park.” – Steven Nitah, LKDFN Chief Negotiator Wed. July 29, 2015: The Lutsel K’e Dene First Nation today welcomes the federal government’s agreement on a united position to take to the public for the establishment of Thaidene Nëné... 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