Sunday, October 19, 2008

Mining Forum

Mining the Connections

A Forum on Local and Global Mining: Human rights, Environmental impacts, and Economic concerns

November 27 and 28, 2008
Tatamagouche Centre

Keynote Speaker:
Joan Kuyek Internationally renowned public educator on mining issues and
community economic planning; former National Co-ordinator,
Mining Watch Canada.

Resource People
Aboriginal perspectives:

A representative of Kwilmu’kw Maw-klusuaqn (Mi’kmaq Rights
Initiative) and Albert Marshall Mi'kmaq elder from Eskasoni First Nation

Jesus Brochero Colombian mining union leader with Sintracarbon, the union representing workers in the Cerrejon mine from whom NB and NS Power buy coal

Garry Leech University of Cape Breton lecturer, co-editor of The People Behind Colombian Coal: Mining, Multinationals and Human Rights

Jim Harding Retired Profes¬sor and Director of research for Prairie Justice Research at the University of Regina; author of Canada's Deadly Secret- Saskatchewan Uranium and the Global Nuclear System (Co-sponsored with the Council of Canadians)

Janet Eaton Educator and consultant on systemic change and globalization; Sierra Club of Canada’s International Liaison for Corporate Accountability

Ramsey Hart Mining in Canada Coordinator, Mining Watch Canada

Albert Marshall Miqmaq elder from Eskasoni First Nation, Cape Breton

Tracy Glynn New Brunswick Conservation Council; experience with mining issues from Indonesia to Newfoundland

Amnesty International An AI Business and Human Rights Program representative will share AI’s experience with shareholder activism as a means to establish human rights standards for mining companies.

Wilf Bean, musician and former Program Director, Tatamagouche Centre, will lead us in songs from mining struggles of the past.

And others!

Cost: Accommodation, Meals, and Registration $110
Registration only (meals purchased separately) $12/day

Registration Form, Agenda, Forum endorsements, and detailed information:

Sponsored by Tatamagouche Centre and the Church in Action Mining the Connections Ctee., Maritime Conference of the United Church of Canada