mining sacred ground
Indigenous leaders share their stories
7pm Wednesday 22 October 2008
Friends of the Earth
312 Smith Street, Collingwood, Melbourne
Jethro Tulin, Ipili, Papua New Guinea
Neville â€˜Chappyâ€™ Williams, Wiradjuri, Australia
Includes screening of Gold Mining in Papua New Guinea: The Story of Porgera Valley (9mins, 2008)
Join two Indigenous Leaders as they share their stories of resistance against the worldâ€™s largest gold mining company, Canadian owned, Barrick Gold. They will talk about how Barrick Goldâ€™s interests and the interests of communities within which they operate are pitted directly against each other. From avoiding responsibility for the destructive environmental legacy of their projects, the lack of free, prior and informed consent resulting in the destruction of sacred sites, aligning itself with corrupt governments, to employing security guards who violently suppress (and sometimes kill) local communities.
Barrick Goldâ€™s power in these struggles creates a compelling case for intervention.
Presented by the Mineral Policy Institute and Friends of the Earth :: For more info: Nat Lowrey 0421 226 200 firstname.lastname@example.org