Canadian Mining Journal

Aboriginal Issues

  • EDUCATION: Detour Gold, Métis to create bursary for students at two Ontario colleges

    February 22, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    ONTARIO – Representatives from the Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO), Detour Gold, College Boreal, and Northern College met in Timmins on Feb. 19 to sign memorandum of understanding agreements to formalize the creation of a bursary program to assist Métis

  • Roundup 2016: BC Chief Gottfriedson says First Nations need ‘culture of greatness’

    February 2, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    VANCOUVER — B.C. Regional Chief Shane Gottfriedson told delegates at the Mineral Exploration Roundup convention in Vancouver that the resource industry could be a game changer for First Nations in the province, but consent and respect will be needed before

  • REVENUE: MAC supports sharing of mining royalties between the Crown and aboriginal communities

    February 1, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    OTTAWA – The Mining Association of Canada (MAC) and its member companies have issued a position statement communicating its support for a principled, open and transparent approach to government resource revenue sharing between the Crown and aboriginal communities that are

  • Canada needs full inclusion of First Nations to kick start the economy

    February 1, 2016 by Isadore Day, Wiindawtegowinini, Assembly of First Nations, Regional Chief Ontario

    Since the last PDAC convention, the relationship between Ontario, Canada and First Nations has improved dramatically. At the same time, the Canadian economy has continued to worsen. The resource sector is struggling – diamond, gold and potash mines have either

  • 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