Gendered Impacts: Indigenous Women and Resource Extraction

Aug 11 2016  16:00 - 18:00

Indigenous women from Canada and the global south offer perspectives on resource extraction that are often not heard or understood when evaluating a project’s risks and benefits or when tracking the long term social and environmental impacts. Furthermore, there is growing evidence that women are differently and disproportionately affected by the negative impacts of resource extraction including environmental contamination, gendered based violence and other social, health and environmental impacts.

This Convergence Assembly is jointly organized by KAIROS: Canadian Ecumenical Justice Initiatives, Pauktuutit: Inuit Women’s Association of Canada, Quebec Native Women (QNW), Accion Ecologica (Ecuador) and International Peoples Conference on Mining (IPCM) in the Philippines. This event will be an opportunity to hear directly from Indigenous women leaders from Canada, the Philippines and Latin America about impacts of resource extraction on their communities and to learn about their critical role in defending collective rights and the environment. The Assembly builds on our collective work and findings on these issues which have been summarized in a series of videos produced by KAIROS.

This Convergence Assembly will be an opportunity to:
• highlight the voices and the work of Indigenous women on the issue of resource extraction and its impacts
• deepen understanding of the key issues and the findings,
• strengthen and broaden the network of Indigenous women and organizations who are working on these issues
• propose collective strategies and actions based on work in the community and these discussions.
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Indigenous women leaders, partners in Canada, the Philippines and Ecuador, will highlight proposals for collective action based on their work with communities. Recognizing the vast experience and expertise at the WSF, participants in the Assembly will also be invited to react to the presentations, focusing on collective strategy and action.


Viviane Michel, , president, Femme Autochtones du Quebec
, Pauktuutit Inut Women of Canada
Gloria Chicaiza, Acción Ecológica
Beverly Longid, coordinator, Indigenous Peoples Movement of Self Determination and Liberation (IPMSDL), International People's Conference on Mining, Philippines
Jennifer Henry, executive director, KAIROS
Alma Brooks, , grandmother, Maliseet Grand Council, Wabanaki Confederacy
Aug 11 2016  16:00 - 18:00
Université du Québec à Montréal – Pavillon A (Local A-M050)
400, rue Sainte-Catherine Est
Montréal, QC, Canada
French, English, Spanish
Simultaneous translation
Target audiences
General, Women, Indigenous, Racialized people
Activities extended on the Internet
Last Modified
25 July 2016
Gendered Impacts: Indigenous Women and Resource Extraction
Group Admins
Rachel Warden
Programming theme
Global Struggles and International Solidarity
To inform / To make aware of
Networking / To meet
To propose / altenative development
Converge for action / to decide
Partner development / alliances constitution
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