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Aerial view of the Tent Mountain Mine
First Nations, Mines, Renewable Energy, Alberta, British Columbia Tent Mountain green energy plan: triple solution

The three-way green energy project is the result of great minds coming together against a challenging problem

by Timothy Fowler
Mortensen standing with shovel in forest.
Exploration, First Nations, Mines, Sustainability & environment, British Columbia Gold miner Mitch Mortensen is the perfect advocate for placer mining in B.C.

Placer mining in B.C. has no better advocate than gold miner Mitch Mortensen of Snowshoe Mountain Resources Corp.

by Virginia Rasch
Close-up picture of PDAC Award, showing two stylized white hands holding up a transparent diamond shape printed with PDAC logo.
Mining Insider, Exploration, First Nations, Minerals, Mines, Global PDAC 2020 awards honour industry leaders

The 2020 PDAC Award recipients have been announced, celebrating outstanding achievement in the Canadian and international mining industry

by Julie Matchett
Fossils discovered in B.C. province, new regulations for mining companies put the fossils in Royal Museums and local history exhibits.
Education, First Nations, History, British Columbia British Columbia’s new fossil protocol

The government of British Columbia has implemented a new recovery protocol for the removal and preservation of found fossils.

by Zoë Dupley
Project areas under new Exploration Agreement with the Sagkeeng Nation.
Mining Insider, First Nations, Mines, Manitoba Azincourt Energy JV partner signs exploration agreement With Sagkeeng First Nation

The agreement is designed to promote a cooperative and mutually respectful relationship and ensure that Sagkeeng has been properly consulted and accommodated.

Symbols of the North, a collectible gold coin issued by the Royal Canadian Mint.
Mining Insider, First Nations, Minerals, Mines, Nunavut Royal Canadian Mint issues first coin minted of pure Nunavut gold

A celebration of the North, from the coin's design to its gold content.

An overview of attendees at the PDAC Convention in Toronto.
Mining Insider, Education, Exploration, First Nations, Minerals, Mines, Products & equipment, Renewable Energy, Sustainability & environment, Technology, Ontario PDAC 2018 Convention exceeds 25,000 attendees

High attendance rates are a clear sign that the mineral exploration and mining industry has regained its swagger and is building momentum.

A woman, wearing a hardhat, takes a water sample from a stream.
Education, First Nations, Technology The future of mining: MiHR discusses employment opportunities

Ryan Montpellier, executive director of MiHR, discusses mining as a viable career path for future generations.

Jamie Saulnier and former National Chief Ovide Mercredi, Running Deer Resources advisory board member, are standing together.
Education, First Nations, Mines Connecting communities at Rainy River and beyond

Running Deer Resources provides an engagement strategy and platform for Canadian employers and Indigenous communities to connect.

Picture of Wasaya Airlines plane.
Mining Insider, First Nations, Mines, Manitoba, Ontario Wasaya Spreads Wings West

Wasaya Airways is proud to be a 100% First Nations owned airline and the leading provider of quality air transportation services to more than 25 communities.

Group workshop photo.
First Nations, Mines, Ontario Rock Star Peter Moses: Fostering First Nations relationships in mining

The PDAC awarded Peter Moses with the 2017 Skookum Jim Award for his exceptional service educating Aboriginal communities on mining opportunities.

(Left) Duane Gingrich, Senior Vice President, North America for Amec Foster Wheeler’s Mining business; (right) Chief Reg Bellerose, President of Muskowekwan Resources Ltd., Saskatchewan's first wholly-owned First Nations mining company.
First Nations, Mines, Saskatchewan Paving the way with potash

Amec Foster Wheeler has signed an MOU with the Muskowekwan First Nations and Encanto Potash Corp.

Geotech drill rig on a project in the Golden Triangle in northwest B.C.
First Nations, British Columbia Tahltan Nation Development Corporation and Geotech—a partnership based on shared values

A partnership between Geotech Drilling Services Ltd. and the Tahltan Nation Development Corporation will bring enhanced drilling services to Northwest B.C.

by Jessica Kirby
Nalaine Morin, principal with ArrowBlade Consulting, works to bridge First Nations Traditional Knowledge with Western Science in development projects.
First Nations, British Columbia Rock Star: Nalaine Morin, EP

Nalaine Morin is recognized across Canada for her work in environmental assessment on behalf of First Nations.

by Jessica Kirby
Picture of person holding rock hammer.
Mining Insider, Exploration, First Nations, Mines, British Columbia Barkerville Gold Mines enters into relationship agreement with Lhtako Dene First Nation

The Relationship Agreement establishes the foundation for a positive and mutually beneficial relationship between the two parties.

Picture of Highland Valley Copper Operations.
Mining Insider, First Nations, Mines, British Columbia Revenue-sharing agreement: Teck & Lower Nicola Indian Band

Under a revenue-sharing agreement with the Province, the Lower Nicola Indian Band will receive a share of the mineral tax on the mine.

On May 17, Kathryn Teneese, Ktunaxa Nation Council Chair and Don Lindsay, President and CEO of Teck marked the signing of an agreement that will create long-term benefits for the Ktunaxa people and increased certainty around future sustainable mining development in the Elk Valley region.
Mining Insider, Education, First Nations, Sustainability & environment, British Columbia Ktunaxa and Teck sign historic Impact Management and Benefits Agreement

The agreement will be implemented through three joint working groups with equal representation from the Ktunaxa Nation Council and Teck.

An airfield that was reclaimed.
First Nations, Sustainability & environment, British Columbia Huckleberry Mines wins award for mine reclamation

TRCR awarded Huckleberry Mines an award for its habitat compensation works

by Peter Caulfield
A head shot of Bob Joseph
Education, First Nations, Global Bob Joseph on resources, respect and relationships with Aboriginal Peoples

Bob Joseph founded Indigenous Corporate Training Inc. to help indigenous and non-indigenous people develop effective working relationships

by Kylie Williams
Picture of map and compass.
Mining Insider, Exploration, First Nations, Mines, British Columbia Land claims largest deterrent to mining investment in B.C.

77 per cent of respondents for B.C. said that uncertainty from disputed land claims was a deterrent to investment

Pierre Gratton, president and CEO of the Mining Association of Canada, spoke at the chamber of commerce luncheon in Cranbrook, B.C., on March 1.
Mining Insider, First Nations, Minerals, Mines, British Columbia, Northwest Territories, Yukon Mining still strong

“Canada’s mining sector, while going through difficult times, remains strong and has a bright future.”—Pierre Gratton

by Marie Milner
Member of the Fort William First Nation housing project breaking ground.
First Nations, Ontario Thunder Bay joint venture with First Nation builds housing subdivision

A joint venture with True Grit Consulting and Fort William First Nation is close to completing the first part of a residential project.

by Peter Caulfield
Picture of mining equipment and trucks in an open field.
Mining Insider, First Nations, Mines, Sustainability & environment, British Columbia Murray River Coal project granted environmental assessment approval

The ministers have issued the certificate with legally-enforceable conditions in order to be in compliance with environmental regulations.

Picture of road worker in a ditch, shovelling dirt.
Mining Insider, Exploration, First Nations, Mines, Sustainability & environment, Yukon Kaminak announces new, Northern access road route to Coffee Project endorsed by First Nation

Part of Kaminak's ongoing feasibility study regarding the Coffee Project, an access route from the project to Dawson City has been selected.

Photo of the office of the Tahltan Development Corporation.
Mining Insider, First Nations, Mines, British Columbia TNDC and the Tahltan Nation invest in Imperial Metals

Imperial Metals Corporation owns the Red Chris Mine in Tahltan territory.

Mine crew celebrates safety at the Gibraltar Mine in this Taseko file photo
Mining Insider, First Nations, Mines, British Columbia Taseko and Soda Creek Indian Band Sign participation and cooperation agreement

The agreement reflects a commitment by the Parties to work together productively and harmoniously, in the spirit of good faith and cooperation.

Stan Szary with Onion Lake First Nation Chief Wallace Fox (l) and Yellowquill Chief Larry Cachene (r.)
First Nations, British Columbia, Saskatchewan Saturn Minerals’ unique approach to partnering with First Nations

Stan Szary, president and CEO of Vancouver-based Saturn Minerals, believes in "relationship first, business second"

by Kevin Miller
Departing flight over drill rig at the Back River gold project in Nunavut.
First Nations, Nunavut Sabina Gold & Silver and Kitikmeot Inuit Association announce new agreements

This deal advances the Back River gold project in Nunavut.

by Peter Caulfield
Tom Paddon on site.
First Nations, Mines, Nunavut Steering Baffinland’s Mary River Project

Tom Paddon and Baffinland Iron Mines are working with communities in Nunavut to bring the Mary River iron ore project into successful production.

by Jessica Kirby
Harold Calla is the executive chair of the First Nations Financial Management Board.
First Nations, British Columbia First Nations sought as equity partners

The federal government and the First Nations Financial Management Board are seeking First Nations as equity partners in resource projects in British Columbia.

by Tim Gardner
Robert Quartermain, the president and chief executive officer of Pretium Resources Inc.
First Nations, Minerals, Mines, Sustainability & environment, British Columbia Executive confident about gold mine’s development

Robert Quartermain of Pretium Resources believes the Brucejack gold mine will open in 2016.

by Tim Gardner
Guyed Y towers were flown in and erected on concrete footings along the NTL in northern B.C.
First Nations, Mines, Technology, British Columbia Bringing reliable power to northern BC

BC Hydro’s Northwest Transmission Line, currently under construction, will benefit mining operations and northern communities.

by Jessica Kirby
Alan Hutchison is a globally recognized expert in mining law.
Exploration, First Nations, Mines, Global How G8 transparency rules affect Canadian mining companies

Alan Hutchison, partner at Dentons Canada, talks about the effects of Stephen Harper's June announcement regarding disclosing payments made to governments.

by Karen Kornelsen
Former trainee, Stacie McSwain, explaining the use of a gas detector to Prime Minister Stephan Harper, Madam Harper and Minister Joe Oliver. Terry Kruger, DeBeers Canada, photo.
Education, First Nations, Northwest Territories Yellowknife’s Mine Training Society gets $5.8 million in funding

The prime minister announced funding for the Mining the Future initiative at a special event in Hay River.

by Karen Kornelsen
Robin Archdekin has worked in many different sectors across western Canada and has gained invaluable experience from working in the field to working in major corporations and board rooms.
Exploration, First Nations, British Columbia New president of Geoscience BC brings years of experience to the table

Robin Archdekin, new president and CEO of Geoscience BC, has worked his way up from the field to the board room.

by Karen Kornelsen
Unveiling of the RoFATA logo and public announcement of $5.9 million in funding at Confederation College. From l to r: Don Bernosky, vice president, regional workforce development, Confederation College; Leanne Hall, vice president human resources at Noront Resources Ltd. and Morris Wapoose, program administrator/coordinator at KKETS.
First Nations, Ontario Ring of Fire Aboriginal Training Alliance receives $5.9 million

The Skills and Partnership Fund will give members of the Matawa First Nations the skills they need to pursue a career in mining.

by Karen Kornelsen
A woman sits behind a simulator steering wheel with a scenario being represented on screen.
Education, First Nations, British Columbia Benefits for industry and communities

The British Columbia Aboriginal Mine Training Association supports First Nation individuals as they obtain training for the mining industry.

by Kristen Mitchell
BC AMTA student, Shane Tait, is excited about his future and getting to use the new technology.
Education, First Nations, British Columbia BC AMTA receives $13,000 donation from Microsoft

Because of limited access to technology in northern B.C. for some First Nations communities, this donation will really help students reach their full potential.

by Karen Kornelsen
A student working at Minto Mine in the Yukon
Education, First Nations, Mines, Yukon Yukon College celebrates 50 years

Yukon College has a lot to celebrate, including the establishment of the new Centre for Northern Innovation in Mining.

by Karissa Gall
a group of four women and one man standing with an award
First Nations, British Columbia The inaugural BC Mining HR Diversity Award

In May 2013, the BC AMTA and New Gold partnership took home the BC Mining HR Diversity Award for developing new industry best practices.

by Karen Kornelsen
Large digger shovelling dirt into an oversized mining dump truck.
Company Profiles, First Nations, Sustainability & environment, British Columbia Operating with respect for the land

This First Nations-owned company understands sensitive environments

by Jessica Kirby
a group of First Nations graduates
Education, First Nations, British Columbia BC AMTA celebrates two major milestones

The two British Columbia Aboriginal Mine Training Association graduations in early 2013 changed the lives of 55 First Nations students and their families.

by Karen Kornelsen
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Education, Exploration, First Nations, British Columbia How B.C. can win a gold medal in the economic Olympics

Mining executives at the Natural Resource Forum suggest ways to improve the province's mining investment climate.

by Tim Gardner
two men in suits standing at a lectern
First Nations, Sustainability & environment, Yukon Yukon Zinc receives a second Robert E. Leckie Award

On November 20, 2012, Yukon Zinc received a Robert E. Leckie Award for Responsible and Innovative Mining Practices.

by Karen Kornelsen
Photo of the Orca Quarry
First Nations, Mines, British Columbia Orca Quarry: pursuing a rock-solid business plan

Company officials behind what is possibly Canada's largest sand and gravel quarry still have faith in shipping product to an aggregate-starved U.S. west coast.

by Tim Gardner
Photo of Bob Joseph
First Nations, Mines, Sustainability & environment Consultation before action is critical

Bob Joseph is the founder and president of Indigenous Corporate Training Inc., which helps individuals and organizations work more effectively with aboriginals.

by Tim Gardner
Photo of Mary Brearly
Education, First Nations, British Columbia The BC AMTA will continue to provide valuable services

In June 2012, the B.C. Aboriginal Mine Training Association had to shut its doors—but with a new agreement in the works, programs are expected to continue.

by Karen Kornelsen
Katie Ludwig, a First Nations elder who lives in camp with students each summer, aids in cultural immersion.
Education, First Nations, British Columbia Building inclusive relationships with First Nations communities

The School of Exploration & Mining is building inclusive relationships with First Nations communities.

by Breanne Massey
Photo of mining equipment
First Nations, Mines, British Columbia New life and a bright future at the Huckleberry Mine

The owners of the Huckleberry Mine, an open-pit copper and molybdenum mine in west central B.C., has approved a seven-year mine-life extension.

by Tim Gardner
First Nations, Saskatchewan First nation launches $10 billion lawsuit

The George Gordon First Nation filed a $10 billion claim with provincial and federal governments regarding potash and oil properties bordering its territory.

by Gail Jansen

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