Canadian Mining Journal

Aboriginal Issues

  • 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

  • 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

  • ABORIGINAL ISSUES: Court decision allows aboriginal title claims to be laid against private parties

    November 17, 2015 by Canadian Mining Journal

    TORONTO – An unprecedented Supreme Court of Canada decision, allowing two British Columbia First Nations to file for damages against aluminum industry giant Rio Tinto, could have dire implications for economic development projects across the country, concludes a new study

  • CONFERENCE: Canadian Aboriginal Minerals Association

    November 3, 2015 by Canadian Mining Journal

    VANCOUVER – The Canadian Aboriginal Mineral Association is holding its 23rd annual conference on Nov. 22-24, 2015, at the Westin Bayshore in this city. The goal is to increase the minerals industry’s awareness of aboriginal interests in lands and resources.

  • CSR: Novagold releases last video in Alaska series

    November 2, 2015 by Canadian Mining Journal

    VANCOUVER – Novagold Resources has released the fourth segment of its Alaska video series. The four videos tell the story of the people of the Yukon-Kuskokwim (Y-K) Region, where the Donlin gold project is located, exploring their long cultural history,