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 ...
by ahnationtalk on April 21, 2015 (Coast Salish Territory/Vancouver, B.C. – April 21, 2015) The Union of BC Indian Chiefs is deeply honoured to congratulate Xeni Gwet’in Councillor Marilyn Baptiste, in winning the 2015 Goldman Environmental Prize for her leadership in defeating... Read More →
PRESS RELEASE Williams Lake, BC (April 20, 2015): The Tsilhqot’in National Government today congratulated one of its own, Xeni Gwet’in Councilor and former chief Marilyn Baptiste on being awarded the 2015 Goldman Environmental Prize – the world’s largest international award for... Read More →
CNW – Mon April 20 A BC First Nations woman is the latest Canadian recipient of the world’s largest international prize for grassroots environmental activists, awarded by the Goldman Environmental Foundation. Xeni Gwet’in Councillor and former chief Marilyn Baptiste is one... Read More →
Williams Lake BC: Mon. April 20, 2015: BC’s First Nations Women Advocating Responsible Mining says the awarding of the world’s largest international environmental activism prize to its member and co-founder Marilyn Baptiste is a victory for all fighting to reform an unfair and... 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