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/
Posted on May 29, 2011, in Ecological Struggles, Indigenous Struggles and tagged North America - Canada, North America - The United States. Bookmark the permalink. Comments Off on Voices on Climate Justice: Ellen Gabriel on the Indigenous Struggle in Kanesatake Against Corporate Mining.