Canada is a safe haven for mining and other extractive companies, whose activities are funded by US capital. This session speaks to the complex issue of how to hold these US-Canadian companies accountable for the havoc they’re wreaking in resource-rich, capital-poor communities. What can we do to protect our health against these threats? How can a health perspective strengthen existing campaigns seeking to hold companies accountable? The session will cover Canadian domestic legislation that’s in place to keep companies accountable, and partners will share strategies and stories from their experiences. This session will include excerpts from the film “The Condor and the Eagle”, a project that connects the struggles of indigenous peoples in North America and in the Amazon by following four indigenous activists at home and as they journey to South America to work with partners fighting to keep oil companies out of their lands and clean up past spills that have caused deaths and harmed the health of members of their communities.
Aug 12 2016 9:00 - 11:30
SpeakersBryan Parras, t.e.j.a.s