Event: Protecting the Nashwaak from a mine’s tailings

One of the world’s largest tailing dams is proposed to be constructed in the upper Nashwaak River Valley as part of the proposed Sisson mine operation. With catastrophic mine waste spills on the rise and the fact that the Sisson mine’s permitting process did not adequately examine the possibility of a tailings breach, there is reason to worry about the future of the Nashwaak Watershed. Read more details here.

Join the Conservation Council at the St. Mary’s First Nation Cultural Centre on Aug. 14 at 7 p.m. to learn more about the effects of mining on the Nashwaak and what lessons we can learn here in New Brunswick from the devastating Mount Polley mining disaster in British Columbia in August 2014.

  • When: Monday, August 14 at 7:00pm
  • Where: St. Mary’s First Nation Cultural Centre, 25 Dedham St.

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  • Jacinda Mack, coordinator of First Nations Women Advocating Responsible Mining, on the Mount Polley tailings disaster and what it has to teach us about protecting the Nashwaak and downstream communities from the Sisson mine;
  • Ugo Lapointe, Canada Program Coordinator for MiningWatch Canada, on taking Imperial Metals to court to pay for the Mount Polley tailings disaster;
  • Joan Kuyek, a community-focused mining analyst, organizer and educator living in Ottawa and founding National Co-ordinator of MiningWatch Canada, on the strategies used by mining companies;
  • Ron Tremblay, Wolastoq Grand Council Chief

Organized by the Conservation Council of New Brunswick and MiningWatch Canada.

All welcome.

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