June 24th, 2012
The Saami communities of Girjas and Laevas have now begun a co-operation with Greenpeace in order to stop Australian based Kiruna Iron’s (Scandinavian Resources ASX:SCR) mining plans in the Kiruna region of Northern Sweden.
Recently, the National Swedish Saami Association also announced at their annual meeting in Jokkmokk that they would be raising Kiruna Iron’s proposed plans to the attention of the UN. The Association indicated they may also raise a complaint with the UN over British based Beowulf Mining’s plans in the Jokkmokk region.
Kiruna Iron’s CEO, Magnus Arnqvist, responded by welcoming the review of Kiruna Iron’s operations by Greenpeace and the UN, although the Saami communities expressed scepticism over the company’s willingness to be open.