Last month’s Forum on Mining, Climate Change and Well-being, held in the Peruvian capital, Lima, was attended by 376 Indigenous persons and partners from seventeen countries. The participants issued a ringing Declaration, stating their intention to “establish a continental platform of struggle in the face of extractive policies”.
A continent-wide¬† Mobilization is planned for June 2011, aimed at gaining “full exercise of our rights in the face of mining impacts, the climate crisis and transnational corporations”.