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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

Salmon without borders NR – Alaskans to Canadian minister: international solution to mine threats is needed.

Meeting with British Columbia Mines Minister Described as Productive First Step Alaskans met in Juneau today with British Columbia’s Minister of Energy and Mines, Bill Bennett, and other B.C. and Alaska officials to discuss transboundary mining concerns. “The meeting was a...
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NR – Dechinta Bush University Centre for Research and Learning launches program to train future Indigenous Guardian Leaders

Mobilizing/ Developing Indigenous Leadership to Protect and Manage Lands and Resources Dechenla Lodge, Kaska/Sahtu Dene Territory; Yukon: Mon. Aug. 3, 2015: A new university-backed pilot project begins this week to produce young First Nations leaders to develop guardian programs...
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NR – Mount Polley one year later: Lives still disrupted – lessons still to be learned

Soda Creek and Williams Lake Indian Bands vow to keep up pressure on government and industry   Williams Lake. BC. July 31, 2015: The massive disruption to communities and the environment caused one year ago by the Mount Polley Tailings Pond disaster is far from over, the...
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Lutsel K’e Dene First Nation welcomes Federal announcement on unique Thaidene Nëné National Park Reserve proposal

“This is not your Grandfather’s national park.” – Steven Nitah, LKDFN Chief Negotiator Wed. July 29, 2015: The Lutsel K’e Dene First Nation today welcomes the federal government’s agreement on a united position to take to the public for the establishment of Thaidene Nëné...
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