Welcome to First Nations Women Advocating Responsible Mining (FNWARM)
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 ...
TŜILHQOT’IN NATIONAL GOVERNMENT 253 – 4th Avenue North – Williams Lake, BC V2G 4T4 – Phone (250) 392-3918 – Fax (250) 398-5798 PRESS RELEASE Tŝilhqot’in Nation Announces Full Closure of Steelhead Fisheries Williams Lake, BC (March 20, 2018): Due to immediate... Read More →
Prince George – Mar. 7 – The University of Northern British Columbia – 3333 University Way * Workshops registration and breakfast will be at 8:00am with the official workshop starting at 9am * Lunch will be provided * Workshops are intended to end at 4:30pm... Read More →
Environmental groups are calling on the Canadian government to fully restore legal protections for navigable waters. Bill C-69, which includes the newly proposed Canadian Navigable Waters Act,introduced in the House of Commons on February 8, broadens some protections for... Read More →
Link to new bill on Environmental Assessment (now called “Impact Assessment”), Navigable Waters, and the National Energy Board (to be replaced with the Canada Energy Regulator): https://www.parl.ca/LegisInfo/BillDetails.aspx?Language=e&Mode=1&billId=9630600 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