• 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 ...

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

MW NR – Mines Ministers Meeting Falls Short of Meaningful Progress on Environment and Indigenous Rights

Indigenous communities and advocacy groups are disappointed and concerned about the outcomes of Canada’s 2017 Energy & Mines Ministers Conference, which ended last week in St. Andrews, New Brunswick.   “None of the 200 pages of documents and 11 priority action points coming...
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TNG NR: Tŝilhqot’in Commend Federal Intervention to Permanently Stop Taseko Mines Limited’s Drilling Program at Teztan Biny

 Williams Lake, B.C. – The Tŝilhqot’in Nation welcomes news that the Federal Government has commenced its own court action to permanently prohibit Taseko Mines Limited (“Taseko”) from carrying out its drilling program at Teztan Biny (Fish Lake). As a result of the Federal...
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NR – Indigenous communities, advocacy groups at the Canadian Energy & Mines Ministers Conference: “No Clean Growth without Clean Mining”

ST-ANDREWS, NB, Aug. 14, 2017 /CNW/ – As Energy & Mines Ministers from across Canada meet today under the theme of ‘Clean Growth’ for their annual conference in St-Andrews, New Brunswick, a delegation of regional and national Indigenous and advocacy groups,...
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First Nations Summit – 3rd Anniversary of Mount Polley Disaster

FNS Press Release re: 3rd Anniversary of Mount Polley Disaster: http://fns.bc.ca/news/fns-press-release-re-3rd-anniversary-mount-polley-disaster
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