Category Archives: Mining
Controversial $1.3-billion project has residents divided
By Maryse Zeidler, CBC News, March 4, 2017
The Stk’emlúpsemc te Secwépemc Nation has rejected a proposed open-pit copper and gold mine south-west of Kamloops, B.C., after its months-long review of the project.
The decision could be an important upset for KGHM International, a subsidiary of Polish company KGHM Polska Miedźthat, which has been trying to push the controversial $1.3-billion project forward since 2006. Read the rest of this entry
The air full of chants and the beating of drums, hundreds marched from San Carlos, Arizona to the Oak Flat Campground this weekend to protest the proposed building of a copper mine on sacred Native American land. Read the rest of this entry
Madawaska chief says Maliseet felt threatened with loss of tax deals if they didn’t surrender on mine
By Jacques Poitras, CBC News, Feb 13, 2017
A Maliseet First Nations chief says the New Brunswick government threatened to cancel lucrative tax deals with her band and other Indigenous communities if they didn’t sign an agreement on the Sisson mine. Read the rest of this entry
First Nations leaders attempting to block Vancouver company from reviving $1.5B project near Williams Lake
CBC News, Jan 31, 2017
Several B.C. First Nations leaders are in court this week attempting to block Taseko Mines Ltd. from reviving a 1.5-billion dollar mine project that has twice been refused by the federal government. Read the rest of this entry
Ecuador’s Shuar say mining project in Cordillera del Condor threatens their livelihood and encroaches upon their land.
By Bryan van Hulst Miranda, Al Jazeera, December 29, 2016
Morona-Santiago, Ecuador – The death of a police officer during a standoff between military and indigenous Shuar people in a takeover attempt of a mining camp in Ecuador’s southern Amazon on December 14, catalysed a government mobilisation of armed forces in the region.