[Sust-mar] mines, treaties and communities workshop

Margaret Tusz King margaret at tatacentre.ca
Tue Apr 29 07:41:32 EDT 2008

The Aboriginal Rights Coalition - Atlantic (ARC-A) invites you to:


Mines, Treaties and Communities - Building Solidarity with First Nations

Saturday May 17, 2008           
10am to 5pm

Tatamagouche Centre, Tatamagouche NS


Concerned about uranium mining and your community? 
Looking for support, new partners, new strategies and action? 
Seeking deeper relationships and partnerships with First Nations people?


Join with us, to learn about

- the environmental and social impacts of mining 

- the risks of uranium mining, 

- Aboriginal treaty rights and mining,  and 

- a regional case study from Hants County NS 

Resource people include:

Albert Marshall, Mi'kmaw Elder and environmentalist; 

Ramsey Hart, incoming Canada Program Coordinator for Mining Watch Canada; 

Tracy Glynn, Conservation Council of NB, and Mines and Communities Online;

Frank Kesick and Roger Hunka, the Maritime Aboriginal Aquatic Resources Secretariat; and

Regional Experts on Aboriginal and Treaty Rights


This day-long gathering will be followed by the Aboriginal Rights Coalition - Atlantic, annual meeting. All are welcome!


Cost:      $40 for the day program (includes snacks, lunch, program)

              $95 for the day program plus ARC-A gathering to mid-morning Sunday (includes all meals, program, overnight accommodation and breakfast)

Bursaries available, please let us know if you need assistance to participate.

To register contact Tatamagouche Centre at 1-800-218-2220 or www.tatacentre.ca


ARC-A works toward the transformation of the relationships between Atlantic Canadian society and Aboriginal peoples.  Through education, research, advocacy, and action this regional coalition of churches, other faith bodies, and regional social justice groups works in solidarity with Aboriginal peoples.  ARC-A seeks to embody the partnership by building authentic alliances in the struggle for Aboriginal justice.


The Peace and Friendship Project is staffed by Mi'kmaw coordinator, Tina Bernard, and is a partnership project of Tatamagouche Centre with the Mennonite Central Committee, in conjunction with the Aboriginal Rights Coalition -Atlantic and the United Church of Canada.


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