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Minister Guilbeault: “Green Mining” is a false solution! (ft. Jamie Kneen)

Video from Mining Injustice

25 February 2022

Dear Minister Guilbeault,

Yesterday you received the first part of a Treaty People’s Briefing, a community attempt to help you act according to your stated values by listening to diverse voices on the issue of the Ring of Fire. If you missed part 1 of the Briefing, please click here to hear a vital grassroots Indigenous perspective.

You’ve probably heard that ‘critical minerals’ are essential in a just transition to a green economy. But there’s more to the story. Today’s part of the Treaty Peoples’ Briefing comes from Jamie Kneen, of MiningWatch Canada.

In this video, Jamie talks about why so-called ‘green mining’ is a false solution, and why turning Indigenous territories into sacrifice zones can have no place in a just transition.

The video we’re sending you today is just one part of a series of diverse voices on this issue. Keep an eye out for more as we keep sharing them.

We hope that these perspectives will help you see why you need to start fresh with a Regional Assessment that is led by Indigenous communities.

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