Canadian Mining Journal

Aboriginal Issues

  • FIRST NATIONS: Missanabie Cree sign seven joint ventures

    January 20, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    SAULT STE. MARIE, Ontario – The Missanabie Cree First Nation has signed joint venture agreements with seven experienced business partners. The list of partners includes Advanced Security (security and investigative services); Austin Powder (blasting services); ESS Support Services (workplace support,

  • Environment: Mother Nature can’t take it much longer

    January 1, 2016 by Russell Noble

    Ever since John Cabot landed in Newfoundland in 1497 and started trekking westward into the unknown, exploration and later development has left its mark on The Environment. In fact, it’s left more than a mark; it’s scarred the earth forever

  • Indigenous junior miner leaps into ownership in NWT

    January 1, 2016 by Bill Braden

    Two years ago, the Dene of the NWT boldly jumped into the dragon’s jaw and launched their own mining company. The targets: significant polymetallic potential near Great Bear Lake, and diamonds near the Ekati and Snap Lake mines. The vision:

  • Community effort helps save fishway problem

    January 1, 2016 by Russell Noble

    Almost everybody associates the name “Huckleberry” with Mark Twain’s Huckleberry Finn and his comrade Tom Sawyer, but in the mining community, Huckleberry is also the name of a Canadian mine that has been in production in northwestern British Columbia since

  • First Nations company provides vital roadbuilding services to remote communities.

    January 1, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    Kimesskanemenow is a Cree word that means, “This is our Road,” a fitting name for the winter road management company that is owned and operated by four northern First Nations; Attawapiskat, Fort Albany, Kashechewan, and Moose Cree. Their company, Kimesskanemenow

  • Indigenous women ask questions

    January 1, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    It’s been just over a year since the Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC) received funding from Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada (AANDC) to identify and ask questions about the barriers indigenous women face, and secondly, to get direct

  • Mining and Indigenous peoples

    January 1, 2016 by Pierre Gratton*

    As probably many of you know, times are tough right now. Commodity prices are slumping across the. board, affected by an overall slowing global economy that is being felt throughout Canada. But, even during a stubborn downturn in global demand

  • 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

  • First Nations women are an untapped resource

    January 1, 2016 by Bruce Sprague

    First Nations women are an untapped resource We are staring down the barrel of a skilled labour shortage that could leave as many as 100, 000 Canadian mining jobs empty in the coming decade. It’s too late to sit back

  • January 2016 cover

    January 1, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    This month’s cover photo of Mark Amarok, Chesterfield Inlet, Nunavut, was taken by Dave Brosha Photography, Long Creek, PEI.

  • GOLD: Romios, North Caribou Lake First Nation sign MOU

    December 2, 2015 by Canadian Mining Journal

    ONTARIO – A memorandum of understanding regarding gold exploration work near Akow Lake has been signed by Toronto-based Romios Gold Resources and the North Caribou Lake First Nation. The goal is to establish a long term, mutually beneficial and co-operative

  • Bob Rae on engagement: ‘Face-to-face really matters’

    December 1, 2015 by Canadian Mining Journal

    About US$20 billion worth of projects globally in the industry today are stalled due to poor government or community relations, Gordon Bogden, a geoscientist and director on the boards of several mining companies, told a conference in Toronto this week