Indigenous Peoples & Mining

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Algonquins vs. Frontenac Ventures: Against The Current vol. 134
Marie, P.
Article
2008
I recently returned from a little-publicized “political hotbed” ignited by Frontenac Ventures Corporation (FVC), a private mining company causing grave injustices against the Ardoch First Nation commu...
Capitalism and Underdevelopment in Latin America: Historical Studies of Chile and Brazil
Frank, Andre Gunder
Book
1967
The four essays in this book offer a sweeping reinterpretation of Latin American history as an aspect of the world-wide spread of capitalism in its commercial and industrial phases.
Colombia - indigenous defender murdered in gold mining frenz
Article
2015
An indigenous leader in Colombia's 'gold belt' has been killed by unknown gunmen as tensions grow between indigenous communities and outside gold mining interests, many of them linked to illegal armed...
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Website
Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on Central America and the Caribbean.
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Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on first peoples and aboriginal issues.
Corporate India Versus Indigenous People: Violent in the Name of Development
Peebles, Graham
Article
2013
The state has more or less abandoned rural people (70% of the population) and turned the countryside over to corporate India. Mineral extraction, dam building, infrastructure projects, water appropria...
How the Colombia Trade Agreement Accelerates Human Rights Abuses: U.S.-Colombia Mass Displacement Policy Succeeding
Kovalik, Daniel
Article
2012
The Colombia Free Trade Agreement (FTA) would lead, indeed by design, to the immiseration and mass displacement of rural peoples, especially Indigenous and Afro-Colombian. The article explores the dis...
India's Indigenous Peoples organise to protect forests, waters and commons
Achanta, Pushpa
Article
2015
India's neoliberal government is attempting the mass seizure of indigenous lands, commons and forests in order to hand them over for corporate exploitation with mines, dams and plantations. But tribal...
Mapoon - Book Three: The Cape York Aluminum Companies (Alcan, Comalco, R.T.Z., Kaiser, C.R.A., Billiton, Pechiney, Tipperary) and the Native Peoples
Book
1976
Chronicle of the policies and actions of the Aluminium Companies with respect to the native peoples and their land claims.
Occupy Amazonia? Indigenous activists are taking direct action - and it's working
Brightman, Marc
Article
2015
The native peoples of the Amazon are employing the tactics of the Occupy movement against oil companies, gold miners and illegal loggers. Lacking the protection of the state, they fight their own batt...
Rio Tinto's 'sustainable mining' claims exposed: Rio Tinto uses its sustainability reporting to bolster the argument that it is a responsible company and therefore entitled to a license to
Ozkan, Kermal
Article
2014
Global mining giant Rio Tinto markets itself as a 'sustainable company'. But serious failures in its reporting, and its attempt to hold an Australian indigenous group to ransom, reveal a very differen...
Secwepemc Tribes Fight New Mines and Old Laws in British Columbia
Smallteacher, Richard
Article
2014
Indigenous activists burned down a bridge in British Columbia, Canada, to prevent Imperial Metals from starting a lead and zinc mine on the lands of the Secwepemc peoples. Local tribes say that the mi...
Uranium Corporation of India Limited: Wasting Away Tribal Lands
Article
2009
Radiation and health experts across the world charge that toxic materials and radioactivity released by the mining and processing operations are causing widespread infertility, birth defects and cance...

Connexions Directory of Groups & Websites

MiningWatch Canada
MiningWatch Canada is a pan-Canadian organization supported by environmental, social justice, aboriginal and labour organizations. It addresses the urgent need for a public interest response to irresp...
North-South Institute/L'Institut Nord-Sud
Provides policy-relevant research on the North-South issues of relations between industrialized and developing countries, in particular monitoring Canada's foreign policy role and its relations with t...
Rights Action
A charitable non-profit organization that supports grassroots work financially, technologically and through group networking in the global south, mostly Guatamala, Chiapas (Mexico), Honduras and Hait...

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Panama's indigenous champion defies president's mining deal
Canadian-Korean consortium plans 30-year gold, silver and copper project
Helmore, Edward
2012
In Panama the Ngabe-Bugle indigenous community fights to keep a Canadian copper mining company off their land.