Hudbay Minerals Hurts Us All is a group of people meeting together in an international forum and protest to seek justice and reparations for all crimes, violations and harms carried out by Hudbay Minerals. From Guatemala to Manitoba, from Arizona to Peru, Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities from across the Americas impacted by this company are coming together. On Thursday, May 21, at 6pm at the Friends Quaker House on 60 Lowther in Toronto will be meeting to hear first hand accounts from guest speakers around the world. On the eve of the annual shareholders meeting they wish to invite all to gather to share stories and hear testimonies.
Speakers scheduled to participate:
Angelina Choc, German Chub and Rosa Elbira, members of Indigenous Mayan Q’eqchi’ communities from El Estor, Guatemala and victims of repression that allege murder, shooting and gang rape carried out by and for Hudbay Minerals and it’s subsidiary company CGN. Angelina, German, and Rosa are 3 of 11 plaintiffs in the precedent setting civil lawsuits in Toronto courts against Hudbay Minerals and CGN.
Murray Klippenstien and Cory Wanless, of Klippensteins Barristers and Solicitors, representing the Guatemalan plaintiffs.
A speaker representing the Mathias Colomb Cree Nation, who have condemned Hudbay’s Lalor Lake and Reed Lake Mines in Manitoba for operating illegally and destructively on their territory. Hudbay has sued MCCN leadership and community members and obtained an injunction to prevent them from using their own lands to hunt, fish, and gather.
A speaker from the movement against Hudbay’s Rosemont Mine in Arizona. The Hopi Tribe and the Tohon O’odham Nation, the Pima County and Santa Cruz County Boards of Supervisors, the towns of Oro Valley, Marana, Sahuarita, and Patagonia, the Green Valley Community Coordinating Council, and the City Of Tucson have all passed resolutions opposing the proposed Rosemont Mine.
A statement will also be shared from the Ayllu of Uchuccarco, an Indigenous people in Peru who have censured Hudbay for failing to keep it’s promises, and for instead contaminating ecosystems and rivers on Ayllu traditional lands.
As we can all see, unfair treatment of their own employees in Flin Flon is not just an isolated incident. Unfair treatment of people is a world wide problem with this company. We must all stand together in solidarity and demand this company treat us fairly and just.
TOGETHER WE WILL BE HEARD!