The purpose of the Ring of Fire Podcasts are to inform the public on how the Ring of Fire mining development will move forward through negotiations, regulatory approvals, financing, infrastructure, mining and smelter operations; and how it will affect the people and communities near the chromite deposits in Northern Ontario.

The first 10 podcasts will be found in the WHAT IS THE RING OF FIRE? section.

The remaining 28 podcasts will be accessible in the ISSUES sections below. 


Social Issues

1) Rt. Hon. Paul Martin, Founder, Martin Aboriginal Education Initiative (November 6, 2014)
2) Ben Bradshaw, Geography Professor, University of Guelph (December 17, 2014)
3) Gary Martin & Collette Hockiman, Traditional Healing Program, Misiway Milopemahtesewin Health Centre (May 15, 2014)
4) John Hatton, Director Training & Development, Confederation College (April 7, 2014)
5) Fred Gibbons, President, Northern College (May 16, 2014)

Cultural & Ecological Issues

6) Scott Hamilton, Anthropology Professor, Lakehead University (December 14, 2014)
7) Fred Sackaney, Chief, Constance Lake First Nations (December 11, 2014)
Sponsored by: Matawa First Nations Management – podcast coming in 2016
8) Ambrose Achneepineskum, Interim Chief, Marten Falls First Nation (December 11, 2014)
Sponsored by: Matawa First Nations Management – podcast coming 2016
9) Cheryl Chetkiewicz, Ontario Northern Boreal Landscape Leader, Wildlife Conservation Society of Canada (December 15, 2014)

Political Issues

10) Stephen Kakfwi, President, Canadians for a New Partnership, (November 4, 2014)
11) David Canfield, President, Northwestern Ontario Municipalities Association (December 12, 2014)
12) Alan Spacek, President, Federation of Northern Ontario Municipalities (May 19, 2014)
13) Keith Hobbs, Mayor, City of Thunder Bay, ON (April 10, 2014)
14) Phil Vinet, Mayor, Municipality of Red Lake, ON (December 13, 2014)
15) Al McDonald, Mayor, City of North Bay, ON (May 14, 2014)
16) Tom Laughren, Mayor, City of Timmins, ON (May 16, 2014)
17) Debbie Amaroso, Mayor, City of Sault Ste. Marie, ON, (May 20, 2014)
18) Marianne Matichuck, Mayor, City of Sudbury, ON (May 22, 2014) 

Economic Issues

19) David Leadbeater, Economics Professor, Laurentian University (May 22, 2014)
20) Kevin Cowan, President TSX Markets & Group Head of Equities (October 2, 2014)
21) Jean Paul Gladu, CEO, Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (October 1, 2014)
22) Liam McGuinty, Manager Policy & Government Relations, Ontario Chamber of Commerce (October 1, 2014)
23) Brian Davey, Executive Director, Nishnawbe Aski Development Fund (December 15, 2014)
24) Roy Slack, President, Cementation Canada Inc. (May 23, 2014)
25) Chad Miller, Vice President of Operations, Miller Technology Inc. (May 23, 2014) 

Mining Issues

26) Mark Smyk, Northwest Regional Manager, Resident Geologist Program, Ontario Ministry of Northern Development & Mines (April 8, 2014)
27) Garry Clark, Executive Director, Ontario Prospectors Association (April 8, 2014)
28) Peter Hollings, Director, Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Mining & Exploration, Lakehead University (April 9, 2014)

Note: Since being interviewed, some people may no longer be associated with the organization listed, but their knowledge and understanding of the issues are important and relevant.

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