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By Shane Lasley
Mining News 

First Nations: Respect before prosperity

Ottawa's denial of Taseko mine proposal underscores importance of securing local support, early dialogue and formal agreements


Last updated 1/23/2011 at Noon

Ottawa's rejection of Taseko Mines Ltd.'s C$1-billion proposal to build a mine at the Prosperity copper-gold project has highlighted the importance of having the support of the local indigenous people when permitting a mine.

"In the 21st century, it is extremely difficult, if not impossible, for industrial projects to proceed if local communities and indigenous peoples have deep concerns," sai...

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