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 ...
Williams Lake, BC (April 27, 2016): The Tsilhqot’in National Government (TNG) leadership, comprised of six Tsilhqot’in Chiefs, is deeply troubled by the level of violent activity occurring in Williams Lake and surrounding communities. Over the past few years a number ... Read More →
Lake Babine Nation 225 SUS AVENUE P.O. BOX 879 BURNS LAKE, BC VOJ 1E0 TEL.: 250-692-4700 FAX: 250-692-4790 Wednesday, April 27, 2016: Pacific Booker Minerals (PBM) has applied to the Province to convert its mineral claim in the Morrison Lake area into a mining lease. Lake Babine... Read More →
(Ottawa) Today, First Nations women leaders, legal and human rights activists called on the Canadian government to take a lead in calling for an independent, international investigation into the murder of world-renowned Indigenous activist, Berta Cáceres, and to investigate... Read More →
April 21, 2016, Vancouver, BC – Taseko Mines Limited (TSX: TKO; NYSE MKT: TGB) (‘Taseko’ or the ‘Company’) announced today that Glass Lewis & Co.*, a leading independent proxy advisory firm, has recommended that Taseko shareholders vote the... 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