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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

MiningWatch – A Mount Polley in Waiting – The Harper Creek Mine Should Not Open

(Ottawa) The planned Harper Creek Mine near Vavenby, British Columbia, could be another Mount Polley disaster and should be stopped, says MiningWatch Canada in its March 21 submission to the federal environmental assessment of the mine proposed project. On Secwepemc territory,...
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First Nations Leadership Council – 10th Anniversary of the Leadership Accord

First Nations Leadership Council – 10th Anniversary of the Leadership Accord COAST SALISH TERRITORY (VANCOUVER, BC), March 17, 2015 /CNW/ – Ten years ago, on March 17, 2005, an historic Leadership Accord was signed by the BC Assembly of First Nations (BCAFN), First...
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NR – Interim decisions made within Tsilhqot’in Title land

NEWS RELEASE   For Immediate Release March 13, 2015 Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations Ministry of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation Tsilhqot’in National Government Interim decisions made within Tsilhqot’in Title land TSILHQOT’IN TITLE LAND –...
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Fraser Institute News Release – Saskatchewan ranks first in Canada and second worldwide in annual global mining survey; Ontario and B.C. slipping

CALGARY—Saskatchewan is the most attractive jurisdiction for mining investment in Canada, according to an annual global survey of mining executives released today by the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian policy think-tank. The Fraser Institute Annual Survey...
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