Presentation by Xat'sull Chief Bev Sellars for the Fifth Gathering of the Latin American Observatory of Mining Conflicts.
White River First Nation is calling on the Yukon Government to address their recent mining legislation gaps and to implement an immediate staking moratorium in White River Traditional Territory.
A review is greatly needed given the well-justified calls for revenue sharing from First Nations and municipalities and the numerous proposed mining projects that are advancing across the province.
Public attacks on the review panel accusing it of reaching 'fundamentally flawed' conclusions and creating an environment hostile to Taseko is just the latest in a long list of questionable tactics.
On October 31, an impoundment holding a slurry of waste from Sherritt International's Obed Mountain coal mine failed releasing approximately 670 million litres of waste into the Athabasca River.
Barrick Gold is thumbing its nose at a recommendation by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights calling for an independent review of Barrick’s handling of victims of rape by security guards.
The requirement to consult before any exploration activities occur is likely to require modifications to most existing consultation processes.
The majority of the world’s mining companies are registered in Canada, for which reason Canada should comply with its international obligations
The traditional leadership of the Ngäbe Buglé cite violations of their right to self-determination in connection with proposed transnational hydroelectric, mining and tourism projects.
We simply wish to make clear that any purchaser of Rio Tinto's stake in IOC will run up against the same fierce opposition that is currently underway against IOC.