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Meet the Resistance: a speaking tour of affected Indigenous communities


see bios for the presenters.

Events in Toronto

Sunday, May 4th @ 7pm
Indigenous Voices Against Barrick
Guests from Papua New Guinea, Chile, Australia, and the Untied States will make presentations, show short films, and answer questions about mining on their land.
Steelworkers Hall.
25 Cecil.
sponsored by Mining Watch Canada, ProtestBarrick.net, Mineral Policy Institute (AUS), Friends of the Earth (AUS) and Western Shoshone Defense Project (U.S.)


Tuesday, May 6th meet @ 9am
Barrick shareholders meeting
Rally to express your disapproval of Barrick's conduct abroad and join voices calling for mandatory regulation to hold Canadian Mining Companies accountable.
250 Front Ave.

Wednesday, May 7th @ 6pm
"Pascua Lama: a contemporary quest for El Dorado"
Film Screening with film-maker Prof. Carolina Loyola-Garcia, writer Asad Ismi, and Diaguita Huascolatino leader, Sergio Campusano.
6pm Steelworkers hall.
25 Cecil.
sponsored by Toronto the Better, and the U of T anthropology dept.

Thursday, May 8th @ 8pm
"Someone Else's Treasure: Barrick's legacy in the Philippines, and Other Struggles Against Mining Expoitation"
Photo exhibit by Allan Cedillo Lissner
Leonardo Galleries
133 Avenue Road ( just south of Davenport)
www.leonardogalleries.com
Part of the 2008 CONTACT Photography Festival

Ottawa Events:

May 12 @ 7-9 pm

Multimedia event and panel discussion with the entire delegation; Auditorium, Ottawa Public Library Downtown (Metcalf)

including Prof. Tyler Giannini, Clinical Director, Human Rights Program, Harvard University will be in Ottawa to discuss a human rights report on the Porgera Mine in PNG.


May 13 @ 12 noon

The delegation will attend an event organized by Development and Peace; Near eternal flame on Parliament Hill.

May 13 @ 7pm

Film screening of "Pascua Lama: a contemporary quest for El Dorado" to be attended by indigenous Diaguita leader Sergio Campusano. Ottawa Public Library Downtown (Metcalf)

May 14 @ 1-3 pm

Chance to meet and hear from the delegation members: CCIC Boardroom, I Nicholas Str.

New York Events:

Thursday 24th April @ 7.30pm
Indigenous Resistance to Gold Mining
Our guests will make presentations, show short films and answer questions about gold mining on their lands.
Carrie Dann, Western Shoshone (Nevada, USA)
Neville ‘Chappy’ Williams, Wiradjuri (Australia)
Jethro Tulin, Executive Officer Akali Tange Association Ipili (Papua New Guinea)
American Indian Community Center
11 Broadway, 2nd Floor, New York
sponsored by Mining Watch Canada, ProtestBarrick.net, Mineral Policy Institute (AUS), Friends of the Earth (AUS) and Western Shoshone Defense Project (U.S.)

Sunday 27th April @ 7.00pm
Indigenous Voices
Films and Speakers from Australia and Papua New Guinea:
Neville ‘Chappy’ Williams, Wiradjuri (Australia)
Jethro Tulin, Executive Officer Akali Tange Association, Ipili (Papua New Guinea)
Bluestocking’s BookStore
172 Allen Street btw Stanton and Riverington
Lower East Side, Manhattan

Wednesday 30th April @ 7.00pm 
Meet the Resistance: Indigenous struggles from Australia and Papua New Guinea
ABC No Rio
156 Rivington Street btw Suffolk and Clinton Streets
Lower East Side, Manhattan

Thursday 1st May @ 5.00pm 
Gold, Censorship, and stories of Resistance: Greg Palast interviews Indigenous folk fighting Barrick Gold

The night will include an interview with human rights defenders working on the Bulyanhulu massacre in Tanzania. The Bulyanhulu mine is owned and operated b Barrick Gold, the world's largest gold mining company. 

Bowery Poetry Club
308 Bowery Street
Lower East Side, Manhattan

 

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