Indigenous Resistance to Mount Polley Mining Disaster

"Industry is an attack on our very existence as Indigenous people. We need to uphold our responsibilities to our lands and territories".Kanahus Manuel

'Indigenous Resistance to the Mount Polley Mining Distaster' will be the third webinar from the #TurnTheTables webinar series organized by Idle No More and Defenders of the Land.

Moderator Kanahus Manuel
Kanahus Manuel is a mother of four and a grassroots community organizer from the Secwepemc Nation. She has been arrested for upholding her inherent responsibilities to protect the land and water. Kanahus is part of the Native Youth Movement, and started the Sacred Fire in her territory in response to the recent Mount Polley tailings spill, which has devastated the freshwater salmon populations in Secwepemc territory.

Secwepemc Elder Jean William
Jean William is a Secwepemc Elder and a Secwepemc language teacher who was born and raised in T'exelc. She is an expert of her Secwepemc culture, and has extensive knowledge of the cultural, spiritual and historical significance of the area impacted by the Mount Polley tailings disaster.

Education and Research Joan Kuyak
Joan Kuyek is a strategist, researcher and educator living in Ottawa. She was the founding National Co-ordinator of MiningWatch Canada from 1999-2009. Joan teaches Mining Law, Policy and Communities at Queen’s University Law School (Law 514), Community Development and Social Change (SW3206) at Carleton University, and Mines and Communities in the CESD program of Algoma University Spring Institute.

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September 17, 2014 at 8pm - 9:30pm
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  • commented 2014-09-17 18:26:58 -0700
    Has the Williams Lake Band or the Xatsull First Nation initiated independent international testing of the sludge, water and fish samples. If not why not.

    www.texelc.blogspot.com
  • commented 2014-09-17 18:25:10 -0700
    Is RAVEN trust able to help with the legal stream of responding to this disaster?

    (They helped with the Tsilhcotin case and are working with Beaver Lake Cree)
  • commented 2014-09-17 18:24:39 -0700
    Would getting the Red Cross in to provide safe food and water embarrass the BC government into taking some real action?
  • commented 2014-09-17 18:16:57 -0700
    FYI, Native Americans in the States are getting Cobell Settlement checks this week … is there a way to work cooperatively with Nations down here to ask people to donate some of what they receive to the Red Chris Mine action and the Oversight Committee?
  • commented 2014-09-17 18:07:15 -0700
    For Jean, what guidance do Secwepemc traditions and stories give us for responding to the disaster on an ongoing basis?
  • commented 2014-09-17 18:05:21 -0700
    Where are the national/international environmental groups on bringing this to the world’s attention and exerting pressure on decisionmakers??
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    what are the main uses for the metals ,mined?
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  • commented 2014-09-17 17:25:46 -0700
    Has the mine shut down at all, or is production still occurring?
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    Link to youtube page for webinar.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lUbHMMVzwEY
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  • commented 2014-09-17 17:02:02 -0700
    If you have any questions for this event, please feel free to post them here and I will pass them on. Shawn INM
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