London launch of research paper on indigenous peoples and mining

Date of publication: 
30 April 2013

What: Launch of advocacy research report on Free, Prior, Informed Consent for indigenous peoples & how it applies to the mining industry

Where: Town Hall, Middlesex University, The Burroughs, Hendon, London, NW4 4BT, United Kingdom (map:

When: 6pm – 2nd May 2013

Speakers: Will be chaired by Joji Carino, Director of the Forest Peoples Programme, and include Professor James Anaya, the UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, as well as representatives of indigenous peoples and industry.

Details: The project is seeking to persuade leading multinational mining companies to adopt the principle of FPIC in their policies and fully comply with it in practice in all of their operations, so as to increase compliance with respect for indigenous peoples rights. The advocacy paper will allow for better informed dialogue between mine-affected indigenous communities and the industry. It will draw on case studies to illustrate positive and negative experiences from which lessons can be derived, and will make recommendations based on the findings. The launch will present the findings of the report, and allow interested members of the public – as well as a number of assembled overseas visitors – to debate the issues in it.

Indigenous representatives who will be there include:-

  • Anne Marie Sam of the Nak’azdli First Nation in Canada
  • Brian Wyatt, National Native Title Council, Australia
  • Hector Jaime Vineso, Resguardo Indígena de Cañamono Lomaprieta, Colombia
  • John Cutfeet of the KI First Nation in Canada
  • Ragnhild Marit Sara, Saami Council, Norway
  • Saro Legborsi, President, The Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People (MOSOP), Nigeria

Refreshments will be available

For more information go to

If you are intending to come, please rsvp to comms [at] piplinks [dot] org

Organised by the project consortium, including ECCR, Indigenous Peoples Links (PIPLinks) & Middlesex University School of Law