Canadian Mining Journal



  • The Wabun Model: Meaningful engagement mineral resource exploration and development

    December 1, 2016 by Jason Batise executive director, Wabun Tribal Council, and Stephanie LaBelle, mineral development advisor, Wabun Tribal Council

    Jason Batise, executive director, Wabun Tribal Council, and Stephanie LaBelle, mineral development advisor, Wabun Tribal Council, give recommendations on improving meaningful engagement of First Nations in mineral resource exploration and development.

  • AGREEMENT: Goldeye Announces Renewal of Exploration Agreement With Sandy Lake First Nation

    November 2, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    TORONTO: Goldeye Explorations Limited is pleased to announce that pursuant to section 57(b) of the Exploration Agreement between the Company and Sandy Lake First Nation (“SLFN”) dated November 12, 2013, Goldeye and SLFN have agreed to a two (2) year

  • Poised to become a powerful economic force

    October 1, 2016 by Isadore Day

    From clearing the plains in Canada to bulldozing sacred sites in North Dakota: governments and industry must end the atrocities and work with First Nations on creating sustainable economies that will save the environment. Over the Labour Day long weekend,

  • DIAMONDS: Gahcho Kué Diamond Mine Opens

    September 23, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    Gahcho Kué, the world’s largest new diamond mine in the last 13 years, officially opened today. The mine, a joint venture with The De Beers Group of Companies (51 per cent) and Mountain Province Diamonds (49 per cent), is expected

  • ENERGY: Renewable energy gets closer look at Iqaluit summit

    September 19, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    IQALUIT: Hybridized electricity production that includes renewable energy is projected to be less expensive than business-as-usual in some northern communities. At least that’s what researchers at the Waterloo Institute of Sustainable Energy have found. And that’s in addition to the environmental

  • First Nations to benefit from sale of 15 million Hydro One shares

    August 1, 2016 by Isadore Day

    First Nations are ready to secure our rightful place in Ontario – both socially and economically. The announcement of an Agreement-in-Principle to collectively purchase shares in Hydro One is a significant step towards the promise of future sustainable prosperity for

  • Feature

    Climate change offers many opportunities

    June 1, 2016 by Isadore Day, Wiindawtegowinini

    Let me begin this month’s column with a quote: “We do not doubt for a moment that the rest of the world would find us at fault, and hold us liable, should we fail to ensure adequate protection of that

  • Reaction to 2016 federal budget

    May 1, 2016 by Isadore Day, Wiindawtegowinini

    The March 22nd federal budget contained the largest ever investment for Indigenous Peoples – $8.4 billion in new spending spread out over the next five years. But is it really enough? When you do the math, it works out to

  • Mining must include truth and reconciliation

    January 1, 2016 by Isadore Day, Wiindawtegowinini

    The Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s six-volume, 2.3-million-word final report was issued on December 15, 2015. It not only contains stories from survivors of residential schools, but a set of 10 guiding principles and 94 recommendations or Calls to Action. While

  • Setting the tone, pace and opportunity for positive change

    December 1, 2015 by Isadore Day, Wiindawtegowinini

    The new federal government of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau comes with very high expectations for all Canadians, especially for First Nations. We have endured a decade of darkness and despair under a Conservative regime – First Nations are ready to