In this interactive workshop, members of the Mining Injustice Solidarity Network (a grassroots group that organizes around the abusive practices of Canadian mining companies) will share experiences of working in solidarity with mining-impacted communities around the world to draw connections between mining, tourism, and military, to reveal to the ways that each is strategically obscured and/or made visible to privilege state and corporate interests.
This workshop will create the opportunity for participants to explore the connections between Canadian resource extraction practices and the exploitation of Indigenous knowledge and culture, the extraction of cheap labour, and the rising security state.
Participants will use explorative, arts-based methods to map out some of the ways in which nationalism and settler-colonial capitalism treats land, people, and culture as resources to freely use and profit from, all under the banner of ‘development’ and ‘national security.’
Rachel Small, MISN
Emily G, MISN