Ring of Fire – Winter Recap

Over the winter I wrote two articles on the ill-fated Ring of Fire for Wawatay. The first article had to do with matching the Cliffs project to Voisey’s Bay; and for skeptics in the mining industry who don’t believe ‘history repeats’. Read the article on Republic of Mining – Ring of Fire: Voisey’s Bay replay. Both the Voisey’s Bay and Ring of Fire projects were discovered by...

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Native Legal Win #190

There’s little doubt that the native legal winning-streak will attain # 200 in 2014. Here’s legal win # 190, notable as it’s in Treaty 8, the treaty that hosts the oilsands: Implications for Alberta’s Oilsands (external link). The oilsands implication is this: the court spends pages reviewing and summarizing Treaty 8 legal precepts (duty to consult, honour of the crown, and key...

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Corporate & Native Resource Update: November 2012 Mid Report

Mid November 2012, reviewed from the perspective of my book – Resource Rulers: Fortune and Folly on Canada’s Road to Resources – so that Canadian Aboriginal Minerals Association (CAMA) conference attendees can be right up to date.   Nov 01: The Alberta Government introduced Bill 2 – the “Responsible Energy Development Act” – in the Legislative Assembly.  It...

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Corporate & Native Resource Update: October 2012

October, 2012  was an important month for corporate / native resource developments and the rise of native empowerment. I have recapped the month of October from the perspective of my book – Resource Rulers: Fortune and Folly on Canada’s Road to Resources. (This synopsis doesn’t highlight the Enbridge Northern Gateway protest in front of the BC Legislature, nor the Shell Jackpine native...

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