Extraction and appropriation,
 8 May 2024

Join us to learn from the Kayapo and Munduruku Indigenous peoples alongside community leaders from the regions of the Trombetas and Xingu Rivers in the Brazilian Amazon, who are affected by gold and bauxite extraction in their lands. We will interrogate issues of contested corporate mining, illegal gold extraction and trade between the UK and Brazil and waste hazards by tailing dams.


9.00 Tea and coffee and registration

9.30 Welcome and introductions
Diana Salazar, London Mining Network, University College London; Brian Garvey, University of

Session one: Stories from the Amazon
, facilitator Ana Alfinito, Amazonwatch

10.00 Illegal gold mining-from the Tapajos to Europe; stories of the Munduruku
Ademir Kixiri Munduruku, leader of the Munduruku Movement Ipereg Ayu with the Wakoburun
Audiovisual collective

10.45 Bauxite mining and river communities of the Trombetas River;
José Domingos Rabelo, former president, Community Association of Rural Producers of Mid Sapucuá
Lake (Acplasa); Jesi Ferreira de Castro, former coordinator of the São Francisco riverside community
for four years located in the Agroextractive Settlement Project (PAE) Sapucuá-Trombetas; Hugo
Gravina Affonso, Federal University of Pará; Yamila Goldfarb, President Brazilian Association for
Agrarian Reform

11.30 Tea and coffee

11.45 Land grabs and gold mining in the Terra Nossa Sustainable Development Settlement and
Kayapó Indigenous Lands, Bepdjo Mekragnotire and Doto Takak Ire of the Kayapó Kabu Institute with
Zé Raimundo, Pastoral Land Commission

12.30 Lunch

Session 2 Interrogating the (dis)order in mineral trades;

13.30 How crime pays in the Brazilian Amazon
Mauricio Torres, Federal University of Pará and Ana Alfinito, Amazonwatch

14.10 Mining, finance and laundering
Richard Lloyd, Action4Justice

14.45 Tailings and waste: our current and future problem
Paul Robson, London Mining Network

15.30 Coffee break

Session 3 Community and legal strategies for resistance and accountability
15.45 Transnational legal strategies
Gearóid Ó Cuinn, Global Legal Action Network

16.15 Community organisation and networking
Lynda Sullivan, Yes to Life No to Mining

16:45 group discussions

17.15 Closing comments, Diana Salazar, London Mining Network, Cassuça Benevides, Journalist,
communication officer with Kabú Institute