Fighting the abuses of Canadian mining companies: Chief Marilyn Baptiste| June 14, 2012
Last weekend the Council of Canadians organized a two-day conference to expose the environmental and human rights abuses of Canadian mining companies. This is the second of three podcasts featuring speakers from this conference.
In the afternoon of June 1, indigenous people from communities affected by mines throughout the Americas joined the Xeni Gwet'in First Nation outside Vancouver's Terminal City Club in a show of solidarity against the proposed New Prosperity mine west of Williams Lake. Inside the club, New Prosperity developer Taseko Mines was holding its annual general meeting. Marilyn Baptiste is chief of the Xeni Gwet'in First Nation.
The conference was dedicated to the memory of anti-mining activist Bernardo Vasquez Sanchez who was murdered in San Jose de Progreso, Mexico in March of this year.
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