Transition Minerals And Indigenous Peoples - Spot 5
Fossil fuels and other conventional energy sources release many greenhouse gases that harm the environment. For this reason, there is global talk of the need for a transition towards the use of cleaner energy sources and the development of technologies such as battery storage systems, and other cleaner sources of energy. However, for the creation of these energy sources, so-called “transition minerals” are necessary, the extraction of which increases the danger of new displacements and the dispossession of territories from Indigenous Peoples.
The intention of this series is to inform and educate Indigenous Peoples about their right to free, prior and informed consent when it comes to minerals found on our lands and territories!
"Burn your village to the ground", by The Halluci Nation, used with permission.
“Whispers”, by Ziibiwan, used with permission.
Mining in Bolivia
Diana Pastor, Maya K'iche', Cultural Survival
Galina Angarova, Buryat, Cultural Survival
Mariana Kiimi, Na Ñuu Sàvi/Mixtec, Cultural Survival
Shaldon Ferris, Khoisan, Cultural Survival
Jess Cherofsky, Cultural Survival