Canada

A group of Indigenous protesters gather behind a sign that reads "No mining our sacred headwaters"
Members of the Neskonlith Secwepemc Nation and Ancestral Pride Ahousaht Sovereign Territory voice opposition to Imperial Metals and made clear no mining on unceded territories without free, prior and informed consent. Photo: mining justice alliance

▷ In Ontario, Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug (KI), Wahgoshig and Ardoch First Nations prevented mining projects from getting past the exploration stage on their lands. Their successes contributed to opening up Ontario’s 150-year-old mining act for reforms.
▷ The Prosperity copper-gold mine proposal that would have destroyed a lake of great importance to area First Nations in British Columbia was turned down twice after a twenty year fight.
▷ The James Bay Cree Nation’s rejection of Strateco’s Matoush advanced exploration uranium project opened the door to a possible province-wide ban on uranium mining in Québec.
▷ The Nunavut Impact Review Board turned down the Kiggavik uranium mine in Baker Lake, now awaiting a final decision from the Minister of Aboriginal Affairs.
▷ Cliff’s Ring of Fire chromite project collapsed in the face of First Nations’ demands for meaningful environmental and social impact assessment (and lower metal prices).