UnderMining Indigenous Rights: Pan American Silver in Guatemala
Hosted by CoDev, Mining Justice Alliance Canada, MiningWatch Canada, and Students for Mining Justice
Undermining Indigenous Rights: Pan American Silver in Guatemala
Wednesday, November 20
SFU Harbour Centre, Room 2270
515 West Hastings Street, Vancouver
unceded Coast Salish Territories
On November 20th and 21st, delegates of the Indigenous Xinka Parliament will visit Vancouver to share their stories of resistance to Canadian mining, to communicate their longstanding practices of self-determined development, and to call on Vancouver-based Pan American Silver to Stop UnderMining Indigenous Rights! Drop the Escobal Mine!
This event features Luis Fernando García Monroy. Luis is from the San Rafael las Flores, Santa Rosa region in Guatemala and has been active in the resistance to the Escobal mine for nearly a decade. Luis, his father, and other community members were shot outside the mine while participating in a peaceful protest in 2013. He was a plaintiff in the lawsuit against Tahoe Resources, which was concluded earlier this year. Currently, he works as a paralegal and community organizer with the Xinka Parliament.