Mining group’s comments promote ‘outdated stereotype’ about Indigenous people, says MHA – CBC

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Mining group’s comments promote ‘outdated stereotype’ about Indigenous people, says MHA – CBC

by ahnationtalk on November 23, 2020141 Views

Environmental concerns need to be addressed when creating new agreements, says Lela Evans

Nov 22, 2020

A member of the province’s House of Assembly says comments made by an Alberta mining group surrounding Newfoundland and Labrador’s Indigenous community were disappointing and promote outdated stereotypes.

The comment was made by junior mining exploration group Aurwest Resources on Facebook after the corporation acquired over 23,000 hectares of land for exploration in central Newfoundland.

When asked if the province’s First Nations owned any part of the agreement, the company said no, and called Newfoundland “attractive because they’re isn’t any aboriginal issues.”

Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/mining-group-s-comments-promote-outdated-stereotype-about-indigenous-people-says-mha-1.5811805

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