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CIM Magazine covers Indigenous mining "On the Land"

CIM magazine cover

The CIM Magazine May 2014 cover story is worth a read. Called "On the Land," it discusses a number of Indigenous communities in Canada that participate in Aboriginal run mining operations and includes descriptions of the financial obstacles and gains inherent to those operations.

A key takeaway, from Wahnapitae First Nation member Hans Matthews:

"I'm telling mining companies that when we started 20 years ago, everyone talked about aboriginal participation in mining. It's no long aboriginal participation in mining, it's mining company participation in the aboriginal community, and that's the key. And that's how communities are going to learn about the industry, not by being on the workbench sitting in the mine."

Read it all here.

 

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