A new blog is quickly becoming a go-to resource for professionals and academics involved in the mining and resource extraction industries.
Republic of Mining‘s mission is to build awareness among the media, general public and key decision makers surrounding the economic and social benefits of sustainable mining. To achieve this goal, the website aggregates information from various news sources and other websites on the mining industry. In the process, Republic of Mining has paired up with sources such as the Sudbury Star, Northern Miner and Ontario Mining Association to bring information together under one website.
Most recently, Republic of Mining posted the keynote speech given by Assembly of First Nations National Chief Shawn A-in-chutAtleo at an event featuring the Joint Law Society of Upper Canada and Indigenous Bar Association on September 9, 2011. The speech focuses on ways in which the extractive industries and Indigenous communities can find a smooth and cooperative path. Republic of Mining has in fact become a large, well-researched repository for articles and information about Aboriginal mining issues within Canada and abroad.
In addition, there is a huge database of information, news and articles about Ontario’s Ring of Fire mining camp on the website as well. Website editor Stan Sudol says he expects the database on Ring of Fire information to be the largest source of information on the project.