Points North interview Jason Turnbull conducted the following interviews after junior miner Solid Gold’s CEO and President Darryl Stretch gave a controversial presentation at the Ontario Prospectors Symposium in Sudbury Ontario on November 7, 2012. During that presentation, Mr. Stretch was accused of using disrespectful and racist language towards First Nations communities.
Wednesday November 7, 2012 – Tensions continue between First Nation and mining company
Mining can be a contentious issue in the north.
Click here for Wahgoshig Chief Dave Babin and NAN Grand Chief Harvey Yesno interviews: http://www.cbc.ca/video/news/audioplayer.html?clipid=2301643232
Thursday November 8, 2012 – Solid Gold responds to First Nations concerns
First Nation in the northeast raise concerns over comments made by Solid Gold president.
Click here for Solid Gold’s CEO and President Darryl Stretch and NAN Grand Chief Harvey Yesno interviews: http://www.cbc.ca/video/news/audioplayer.html?clipid=2302189668
Friday November 9, 2012 – Minister reacts to tensions between First Nations and mining company
Mining in the north continues to be a divisive issue between some First Nations and companies.
Click here for MNDM Minister Rick Bartolucci response: http://www.cbc.ca/video/news/audioplayer.html?clipid=2302706881
Monday November 12, 2012 – First Nations power growing in natural resource development: author Bill Gallagher (Resource Rulers: Fortune and Folly on Canada’s Road to Resources)
Ontario First Nations are demanding to be heard when it comes to natural resource developments.
Click here for lawyer and author Bill Gallagher: http://www.cbc.ca/video/news/audioplayer.html?clipid=2303652567