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UPDATE: ‘Tools and strategies for community resistance and solidarity’, June 2 in Vancouver

Be sure to attend ‘Shout Out Against Mining Injustice’ this coming June 1-2 in Vancouver. The Saturday June 2 program will conclude with plenary session on ‘Next Steps: Tools and strategies for community resistance and solidarity’. The description for that plenary says, “In the face of tremendous adversity, communities in Canada and around the world have successfully resisted powerful mining companies. This panel will examine the tools and strategies communities have used, and suggest ways we can all get involved and support the active resistance against mining injustice.”

Donaldson Sainnawap

The panelists include:

  • Sergio Campusano Villches (the President of the Comunidad Agrícola Diaguita Los Huascoaltinos, which opposes the Barrick Gold Pascua Lama mine on the Chilean-Argentinian border, and the Goldcorp El Morro mine in Chile);
  • Tria Donaldson (the Pacific Coast Campaigner with the Wilderness Committee, Canada’s largest membership-based, citizen-funded wilderness protection group, which has been active against the Raven coal mine on Vancouver Island);
  • Jose Guadalupe Gomez (a member of the Consejo de los Pueblos del Occidente, which opposes the Goldcorp Marlin gold mine in Guatemala);
  • Darryl Sainnawap (the Deputy Chief of the Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug First Nation in northern Ontario, he was jailed for 68 days for a peaceful blockade of a Canadian gold mining company on his territory);
  • Silvia Quilumbango (the President of Defensa y conservación ecológica de Intag, DECOIN is a grassroots environmental organization seeking to protect the Intag area of northwestern Ecuador from mining);
  • Jamie Kneen (the Ottawa-based Communications and Outreach Coordinator with MiningWatch, a pan-Canadian initiative that addresses the threats posed by irresponsible mineral policies and practices in Canada and around the world).

To register to attend the ‘Shout Out Against Mining Injustice’ conference, please go to http://canadians.org/water/issues/mining/shoutout/registration.html.