The People's Exhibit on Barrick Gold at the Museum of Nature - Ottawa
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
240 McLeod Street
The Call Out:
You are invited to the People's Exhibition of Barrick!
4:30 pm, Tuesday, April 24 2012
In front of the main entrance of the Canadian Museum of Nature (facing Metcalfe St.)
240 McLeod St. Ottawa, unceded Algonquin Territory
Barrick Out of The Canadian Museum of Nature!
On Tuesday, April 24, Ottawa's Museum of Nature will celebrate a new partnership with Barrick Gold Corporation with the unveiling of the "Barrick Salon". Barrick Gold is a Canadian mining company based in Toronto with horrendous records of environmental destruction, and human, labor and Indigenous rights violations around the world, including but not limited to Chile, Argentina, Peru, Tanzania and Papua New Guinea.
This newly established public-private partnership between the Canadian Museum of Nature and Barrick Gold Corporation is fundamentally unacceptable! It contradicts the museum's most important corporate value - "Respect for People and Nature".
Please come and join us outside of the museum as we present the "People's Exhibition of Barrick", showcasing Barrick's destructive mines around the world.
We will be joined by Barrick-impacted community members and special guests to share knowledge about the impacts of this dangerous partnership:
• The Diaguita Huascoaltinos Indigenous and Agricultural Community, impacted by Barrick Gold's binational Pascua Lama project on the border of Chile and Argentina,
• The Archuar Indigenous Community of the northern Peruvian Amazon,
• Catherine Coumans of Mining Watch Canada, and
• Sakura Saunders, the editor for Protestbarrick.net
For more information about Barrick Gold and the communities impacted by Barrick's operation: http://www.Protestbarrick.net.
This public-private partnership is offensive, we want Barrick Out of The Canadian Museum of Nature!
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