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Cree Chief and allies confront Hudbay Minerals at company's annual general meeting

by Mining Injustice Solidarity Network


WHEN: 9:30am Fri. May 10th, 2013
WHAT: Protest of Hudbay Minerals' annual general meeting
WHERE: 150 King St. West, Toronto 
WHY: As Hudbay’s Board of Directors and shareholders meet in Toronto, supporters from the Mining Injustice Solidarity Network and Idle No More will gather outside to denounce the abuses carried out by this company around the world. The creative protest will begin with drumming and a round dance led by Idle No More.

Chief Arlen Dumas of the Mathias Colomb Cree Nation (MCCN) in Manitoba, who will be present, was never consulted by the company during their development of a mining project on MCCN territory. Hudbay is now suing his community for millions of dollars after members of the MCCN held two peaceful gatherings at the mine site. The demonstration will also be in solidarity with Mayan Q’eqchi’ communities in their pursuit of justice in Canadian courts for the murders and gang rapes carried out by Hudbay security at their former mining project in El Estor, Guatemala.


Media contacts:

Clayton Thomas-Muller, member Mathias Colomb Cree Nation
613 297 7515

Rachel Small (for information on MISN and Mayan Q’eqchi’ communities in Guatemala) 


Chief Arlen Dumas and Clayton Thomas-Muller will also be speaking about his community’s struggles against Hudbay at “Resist Corporate Colonialism: Mathias Colomb Cree and Aamjiwnaang Speak out!” This teach-in will be held on Thurs. May 9th from 7-9pm at Beit Zatoun (612 Markam, Toronto).


For more details:

The Mining Injustice Solidarity Network (MISN) is a grassroots, volunteer-run group that works to bring the voices and experiences of communities impacted by extractive industries to Toronto, Canada, a country where over 75% of global mining businesses are based. As Canada is a leader within the international mining industry, we recognize the necessity for a movement within Canada to demand accountability in this sector.



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