VANCOUVER — A new partnership between First Nations, exploration companies and the B.C. government named the British Columbia Regional Mining Alliance (BCRMA) is working well to advance mineral exploration and mining in northwestern British Columbia.
That was the message behind a panel discussion held at the Association for Mineral Exploration’s (AME) annual Roundup convention in Vancouver.
The four-day annual event is a chance for mineral explorers, mining companies, government representatives, mining suppliers, geologists and academics to exchange ideas, technologies and project updates.
At “The Gathering Place” — a room at the Pan Pacific Hotel fronted with a traditional First Nations longhouse — a series of presentations centred around dialogue meant to foster mutually beneficial relationships between indigenous groups and the mining industry.
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