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Author: JP Casey & Umar Ali, Mining Technology
With more than 60 minerals and metals currently being pulled from Canadian soil, the mining industry is a major contributor to the national economy... However, the rapid expansion of mining operations have introduced a number of problems... [including]...
Author: Freeport McMoRan
The PTFI project area is located where indigenous peoples of Papua hold customary land rights. Specifically, the Amungme in the highlands and the Kamoro in the coastal lowlands are considered traditional landowners of the area, along with the Dani,...
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Indonesia: Freeport McMoRan's Grasberg mine impacts indigenous land rights, company response included
An article by Mongabay from 2017 alleges that PT Freeport Indonesia (PTFI) never compensated the Amungme and Kamoro people on the land where it operates its Grasberg gold and copper mine. The article also alleges that PTFI was using land in protected...
Brazil: Third Intl. Forest Defenders Conference brings together defenders from 15 countries in Amazonia
"Frontline defenders who are risking their lives to protect forests, land, and water, united to share our stories and our strategies, 14th–18th october, in the heart of the struggle, Pará, Amazonia, Brazil", 19 Oct 2019...
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Australia: Traditional owners' native title claim upheld in landmark decision against mining company Fortescue Metals Group
Fortescue Metals Group (FMG) loses appeal from a Federal Court's judgment recognising the Yindjibarndi people's exclusive native title over an area of land that includes the company's Solomon Hub mine in Western Australia's Pilbara region. The...
Author: Mônica Nunes, Conexão Planeta (Brazil)
“Lideranças indígenas vão à Europa para denunciar o governo Bolsonaro”, 11 de outubro de 2019...
Dutch development bank FMO allegedly finances projects where land grabbing & other abuses occur; bank denies allegations
Author: Erik van Zwam, Trouw
[Note: This is an unofficial summary translation of the original Dutch article.]...
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