Above stories from MiningWatch Canada website
Last spring, various sources:
First Nation threatens to shut down B.C. copper mine BY PETER O'NEIL, VANCOUVER SUN
Blasting in the open pit at the Huckleberry copper
/molybdenum mine in northern B.C.
Photograph by: David Clark , PROVINCE
Bland thought the group that made strong action “feasible” was “the Warrior Cohort” of uneducated untrained young men. However, this action was taken by Chief Ogden, a woman with a Master’s Degree.
| MAY 3, 2013
Among the many examples of this flawed logic at work is the section on "social fractionalization." To reduce this indicator of feasibility, Bland argues for a resettlement program of First Nation citizens from reserves, which he claims would increase integration and reduce the likelihood of conflict. Yet steps in exactly that direction already undertaken by the federal government -- the policy of assimilation -- are among the major sources of anger and alienation.
Following Bland’s prescription here would actually exacerbate the likelihood of conflict. His views are not only logically flawed; they are dangerous.
Chiefs stand together to demand development on their own terms By Ian Graham, Thompson Citizen, May 3, 2013
“What is the price of these mining licences that are being illegally operated or being illegally awarded to companies?” said Dumas. “Well, the person that pays the most is the environment, the degradation of the environment. It’s also our treaty and aboriginal rights that also pay the ultimate cost for this.”
Yellowknife's Giant Mine cleanup costs to double
Definition from federal government of cleanup is murky
Posted: Apr 16, 2013
Cleanup plan can proceed to permitting as long as 27 measures implemented, including shortening time-frame for care and maintenance from perpetuity to 100 years
Posted: Jun 20, 2013