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Jamie Kneen Communications and Outreach Coordinator responsible for: strategic research, social media, and public engagement; our Africa program, environmental assessment, and uranium mining.

The key issue in negotiating with mining companies is to overcome the feeling that the community is powerless against these large corporations. Aboriginal communities in Canada have used a combination of strategic protest, legal proceedings, and processes of community empowerment and mobilisation to convince companies that the community is informed and united with respect to the proposed mining project in order to force mining companies to deal seriously and fairly with the community leadership.