Mathias Colomb Cree, Aamjiwnaang & Mayan Q’eqchi’ Stand Up to Hudbay Minerals and other Corporate Criminals
This Thursday and Friday, May 9th and 10th, join us at TWO events to learn about and take action to resist corporate impunity and the continued colonization of indigenous territories across Turtle Island and the world!
THURSDAY – RESIST CORPORATE COLONIALISM: Mathias Colomb Cree and Aamjiwnaang Speak out!
Thursday May 9th, 7-9pm, Beit Zatoun (612 Markham St, Toronto), free!
Join us at this sit-down event featuring Chief Arlen Dumas of the Mathias Colomb Cree Nation, multi-media presentations, speakers from impacted communities, and representatives of Idle No More.
Learn about the Mathias Columb Cree Nation’s struggle to stand up to mining company Hudbay’s efforts to criminalize them as they assert their rights to live off of and protect their land and waters as guardians of their territory.
Learn about Mayan Q’eqchi’ communities in their pursuit of justice for the violence carried out by Hudbay’s security forces in Guatemala.
The event will also feature Vanessa Gray from Aamjiwnaang First Nation. Vanessa is a founding member of ASAP (Aamjiwnaang and Sarnia Against Pipelines) and organizes for Environmental Justice and against Enbridge’s Line 9 reversal proposal in her home of Aamjiwnaang/Sarnia.
FRIDAY – RESIST HUDBAY: A Protest to Hold a Canadian Corporate Criminal Responsible
Friday May 10th, 9:30am, 150 King St. West (outside of the building where Hudbay’s shareholders are meeting!)
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Once a year, the board of directors of Hudbay, a Canadian mining company infamous for human rights abuses around the world, converge in downtown Toronto.
Come out on May 10th…
…in solidarity with Mayan Q’eqchi’ communities in their pursuit of justice for the violence carried out by Hudbay security in Guatemala.
…in solidarity with the Mathias Colomb Cree Nation as they stand up to Hudbay’s efforts to criminalize them as they assert their rights to live off of and protect their land and waters as guardians of their territory.
…to hold Hudbay accountable as its executives, board of directors, and powerful shareholders gather here in Toronto.
…to stand up to corporate impunity and the continued colonization of indigenous territories across Turtle Island and the world!
WHY SUPPORT THE RESISTANCE TO HUDBAY?
Around the world, Hudbay robs Indigenous people of their lands, destroys sensitive ecosystems, supports brutal police and security operations, and sues anyone who tries to resist their mining projects.
The Mathias Colomb Cree Nation has never been consulted by Hudbay or the province of Manitoba regarding Hudbay’s Snow Lake mining operation on their territory and has issued stop work notices to the company. In response to their peaceful gatherings at the mine site, the Mathias Colomb Cree Nation has also been served an injunction, making it illegal for the MCCN people to go on their own territory, which is now considered mining company property. The effect of this injunction is that the MCCN people who live off of the land have been instantly criminalized and considered in contempt of court for continuing to hunt, fish, and protect the land and waters of their own territory.
At the same time, this year, members of Indigenous Mayan Q’eqchi’ communities from Guatemala started a long and groundbreaking process of bringing Hudbay to trial here in this country for brutal shootings and 11 rapes by Hudbay security forces at their former mining project in Guatemala.