Monthly Archives: May 2011
Voices on Climate Justice: Ellen Gabriel on the Indigenous Struggle in Kanesatake Against Corporate Mining
Audio reports on struggles for environmental justice, produced for broadcast on campus/community radio stations globally, featuring voices from around the world engaged in front-line struggles for climate justice.
In this segment we will hear an interview with Ellen Gabriel, Mohawk activist from Kanesatake speaking on the current attempts via Niocan Inc. to set-up niobium mine on traditional Mohawk lands, just minutes up the road from the location for the historic 1990 stand-off between Mohawk warriors and the Canadian military known as the ‘Oka crisis’. Gabriel focuses on the rights of indigenous people to traditional lands within both Canadian and international law within the context of the current struggle against the opening of a corporate mine on Mohawk lands.
For background information on the struggle against corporate mining in Kanesatake read this feature from the Dominion newspaper http://www.dominionpaper.ca/articles/3972
Music in this report “Tiger Funk” by Moonstarr feat. LAL via Public Transit Records”http://www.ptrmusic.com/
Voices on Climate Justice interview series was recorded at Cochabamba +1 environmental justice conference in Montreal and is produced by community organizer and journalist Stefan Christoff http://www.twitter.com/spirodon/
Chicago, IL—The National Coalition of Blacks for Reparations in America (N’COBRA) will host its 22nd annual national conference June 24-26, 2011, at Sixth Grace Presbyterian Church (600 E. 35th Street; Chicago, IL).
The conference, being held in U.S. president Barack Hussein Obama’s “backyard”, exposes for the world to see that an African who has duped the black population in the U.S. and throughout the world—just because he is black—is opposed to just compensation for more than 400 years of slavery and has proved not to be on our side.
The inheritance of poverty is still our legacy, but resistance is more so. Read the rest of this entry