March 1 – March 8, 2022: Weekly News Roundup

MiningWatch Canada was among many First Nations leaders, grassroots groups, and non-profits demanding that the Canadian government scrap the terms of reference for the Regional Assessment and restart with a process that centres Indigenous leadership.

March 2, 2022 (Northern Ontario Business):

Mining watchdog wants a reboot of Ottawa’s Ring of Fire assessment process

MiningWatch sides with James Bay Indigenous leaders in lobbying for equal party status

“MiningWatch Canada is joining the chorus of some First Nation leaders in the Far North in calling for a restart of Ottawa’s Regional Assessment of the Ring of Fire.

Not enamoured with the draft terms of reference, the mining industry watchdog organization wants federal Environment and Climate Change Minister Steven Guilbeault to reboot it with area First Nations brought aboard as partners in a “co-designed process.” Read more here . . .

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