Mining in the Cordilleras: September 19 presentation at the University of Ottawa

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Along with the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) and MiningWatch Canada, OCHRP is sponsoring a public event at the University of Ottawa on Thursday, September 19. Speakers Dr. Erlinda Palaganas and Ms. Marion Sanchez will be presenting on “The Threats of Large-Scale Mining in the Cordilleras.”

Mining activities in this region have long been of concern to its Indigenous peoples, who face eviction from and devastation to their land.

As the Vancouver Media Co-op’s JR Guerrero (”Philippines Mining Climate: Canada Connection,” 23 February 2012) notes, Canada is strongly linked to this issue due to the presence of at least seven Canadian mining firms in the Cordillera region.

Further reading:

Tartlet R.K., “The Cordillera People’s Alliance: Mining and Indigenous Rights in the Luzon Highlands” Cultural Survival.org, 02 April 2010

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About OCHRP

The Ontario Committee for Human Rights in the Philippines (OCHRP) is an activist human rights network of women, workers, church people, students and migrant Filipinos that promotes awareness of human rights issues concerning the Philippines and the situations of overseas workers from the Philippines in Canada.

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