Reforming Mining Laws and Policies


Across Canada, communities and Aboriginal governments are saying they have had enough when it comes to the privileged access mining has to land under the existing system, which grants “free entry” to prospectors and mining companies under the assumption the mining is the “highest and best” use of land. Globally, communities are demanding a say in their own futures, and Indigenous peoples in particular are increasingly demanding free, prior, informed consent for development projects that will affect them.

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Friday, April 11, 2014

News release: With the election of a new government in Quebec, the Coalition Quebec meilleure mine (Better Mining Coalition) invites Premier Phillippe Couillard and all the elected members of the National Assembly to pursue an agenda of reforms that will ensure that mining developments respect citizens, communities and the environment while ensuring a more equitable distribution of the collective wealth extracted from our non-renewable resources. The Coalition has identified five major themes for these reforms.

Monday, February 10, 2014

Distribution Multi-Monde, the Algonquins of Barriere Lake, and organizations supporting the Algonquin community are thrilled to announce the Canadian premiere of the film Honour Your Word. The premiere will be part of the Cinema Politica film series at Concordia University on Monday February 10, 7pm at the D.B.Clarke Theatre 1455 de Maisoneuve West.

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

White River First Nation is calling on the Yukon Government to address mining legislation gaps and to implement an immediate staking moratorium in White River Traditional Territory until the matter is properly resolved between our Government and the Yukon Government.