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United Nations delegates take aim at Canadian government, mining companies

Concerns over how Canadian mining companies are conducting themselves in foreign lands landed squarely on the floor of the United Nations in New York on Tuesday.

"We would like the Canadian government to listen to us and stop destroying our Indigenous territories," said Zenaida Yasacama from Peru through an interpreter. "Our territories, our life is where we harvest where we have everything for our food, we ask respect for our rights and respect for nature.

"Companies are violating the right of self-determination because they are drilling without consulting and integrating social impacts and division among our communities. We want Canada to respect Indigenous rights."


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