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.

Geological Discovery

1) Neil Novak, CEO, Black Widow Resources Inc. (interview March 3, 2014)

Mining Companies

2) Glenn Nolan, VP, Aboriginal Relations, Noront Resources Ltd. (interview April 6, 2014)

3) Frank Smeenk, CEO, KWG Resources Ltd (interview December 16, 2014)

Mining Interest Groups

4) Rodney Thomas, President, Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada (interview September 30, 2014)

5) Ramsey Hart, Canada Program Coordinator, Mining Watch Canada (interview May 12, 2014)

Matawa First Nations

6) David Paul Achneepineskum, CEO, Matawa First Nations (interview December 11, 2014)

7) Sonny Gagnon, Chief, Aroland First Nation (interview December 11, 2014)

Ontario Government

8) Michael Gravelle, Minister, Ontario Ministry Northern Development & Mines (interview December 14, 2014)


9) Bob Rae, Chief Negotiator, Matawa First Nations (interview December 11, 2014)

10) Frank Iacobucci, Chief Negotiator, Ontario Government (interview September 30, 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.