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Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Indigenous Peoples and Mining Conference

The Real Price of Gold:
The Impacts of Mining on Indigenous Peoples and the Global Environment
Monday, April 24, 2006 - Tivoli Student Center - Room 320
Auraria Campus - Denver, CO

9:30 am Registration/Coffee and Juice

10:00 am Welcome
Film: “The Curse of Inca Gold”

10:30 am – 12 Noon Panel Discussion – “Stripping Off the Mask”
Scientists and academics who work with indigenous communities, mining companies, non-governmental organizations and governments around the world, discuss the impacts of mining on water, public health, indigenous peoples’ societies, community decision making, and the creation and dissemination of reliable information.
Panelists: Gail Bundy, Blue Wolf Futures, Moderator
· Loring Abeyta, Ph. D., Faculty member, University of Colorado at Denver/Colorado School of Mines
· Robert Moran, Ph.D., Geological Sciences, Michael-Moran Associates, LLC.
· Ann Maest, Ph.D., Geological Sciences, Buka Environmental
· David Silver, MD, MPH, Associate Clinical Professor of Preventative Medicine, University of Colorado Denver/Health Sciences Center – Global Response
Newmont Mining Corporation was invited to participate, but did not respond by the time of printing

Noon – 1:00 pm Film: Choropama: The Price of Gold
Free lunch for students and panelists

Noon Press Conference – Panelists from communities affected by Newmont Mining

1:00 – 2:30 pm Mining and Indigenous Peoples: Digging for the Truth
Professor Glenn Morris, 4th World Center for Indigenous Law and Politics, University of Colorado at Denver, Moderator
· Carrie Dann, Newe Sogobia (Western Shoshone Territory – Nevada)
· Padre Marco Arana, Cajamarca, Peru, President, GRUFIDES (Education and Action Group for Sustainable Development)
· Daniel Owusu-Kornateng, Accra, Ghana, Executive Director, WACAM (Wassam Association of Communities Affected by Mining)

2:45 pm – 4:00 pm Escaping Midas’ Touch
A panel of activists will share success stories and strategies for building international solidarity around issues of the rights of indigenous peoples, and creating an environmentally sustainable future, creating collective and individual strategies for action, and resisting the growth of mining
Pavlos Stavropoulos, Dandelion Center, Moderator
· Awon Atuire, Regis University Service Learning Project to Ghana
· Paula Palmer, Executive Director, Global Response/No Dirty Gold
· Jennifer Samimi, Indigenous Support Network, CU-Denver
· Glenn Spagnuolo, Stop Newmont Alliance
· Youth of the Peaks (AZ indigenous alliance) representative
Sponsored by The Indigenous Support Network (CU-Denver), and supported by CU-Denver Student Activities and the Fourth World Center for the Study of Indigenous Law and Politics (CU-Denver)

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