Center for the Study of the Peoples of the Americas

The Impacts of Mining in Maya Cho’rti’ Territories

Monday, April 4, 2022 - 4:00pm to 5:15pm

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Ubaldino García Canan is the principal spokesperson for the Consejo de Autoridades Indígenas Maya Ch’orti’/ Council of Indigenous Authorities, one of the most important organizations of Indigenous elders and authorities in Guatemala.

In this public webinar, García Canan will talk about the ways in which transnational extractive projects in the “Dry Corridor,” where water and vegetation are scarce, have increased land dispossession, extreme poverty, environmental destruction, and the forced displacement of the Ch’orti’ peoples. He will also discuss the various ways in which Ch’orti’ communities have organized in defense of their territories and the environment.