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 ...
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... Read More →
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... Read More →
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... Read More →
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... Read More →
As leading figures in their communities and as mothers, their priority is to protect their homes, communities and traditional lands and waters 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 pollutants. They came together to share their stories and to work for change. Some 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, depended on those lands.
Members are aware of the social trauma that mining towns can create for First Nations people of both genders and all ages, but particularly for women and children. To quote FNWARM member and mother-of-three Anne Marie Sam: “I question how my young daughters will be impacted by growing up in a mining town.” ... Read more