The following webinar was organized by the Indigenous Peoples’ Rights Committee and the Environmental Human Rights Committee of the National Lawyers Guild on June 23, 2020, with speakers Michelle Cook, Leoyla Cowboy Giron, Leona Morgan and Jakeline Romero Epiayu. The panel discussion focused on the impact of extractive industries (mining, oil pipelines, fracking, etc.) on indigenous peoples and rural communities from Turtle Island to Colombia, South America (Abya Yala) and resistance efforts led by indigenous peoples.
“Indigenous Peoples and the Struggle Against Extractive Industry”
Michelle Cook – WPLC Board Chair, Divest Invest Protect
Leoyla Cowboy Giron – Water Protector Legal Collective
Leona Morgan – Nuclear Issues Study Group
Jakeline Romero Epiayu – Fuerza de Mujeres Wayuu – Force of Wayuu Women (Guajira, Colombia)