Anne Marie Sam is an Indigenous woman from the Nak’azdli First Nation in central British Colombia. Her family has lost access to their traditional lands because of the construction of a large open pit mine, the first new mine to enter construction in B.C. in more than a decade. Her community would also be affected by the eventual construction of the proposed Northern Gateway Pipeline. Anne Marie Sam is the founder of First Nations Women Advocating Responsible Mining and a member of the board of MiningWatch Canada.
Anne Marie Sam presenting at the UNDRIP Panel at the University of Ottawa in September 2012.