NRESi Colloquium: TESTIMONIO: Canadian Mining in the Aftermath of Genocides in Guatemala , Dr. Catherine Nolin (UNBC), and Mr. Grahame Russell (LLB) (Rights Action/UNBC).

Friday, January 21, 2022 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Room 8-166 and Online: (
Prince George

Dr Nolin and RussellTESTIMONIO is  based on long-term community-based relationships, field work, research and documentation, activism, and Rights Action’s direct community support work in Guatemala between 2004 and 2021. We collaborated with a wide range of colleagues to illuminate and examine what Peruvian scholar/activist José De Echave calls “predatory and uncontrolled mineral exploitation” and the accompanying chaos that violence creates and exploits. We focused on four main mining struggles and the lived reality of affected Indigenous community members and leading human rights advocates through interviews and testimonios. In this presentation, we will share key arguments of the book, offer visions of a way forward, and share the challenges of getting this book published. 

Please note the new room number and also be aware that Drs Nolin and Russell will be presenting remotely. 

The Natural Resources & Environmental Studies Institute (NRESi) at UNBC hosts a weekly lecture series at the Prince George campus. Anyone from the university or wider community with interest in the topic area is welcome to attend. Go to to view the presentation remotely.

Past NRESi colloquium presentations and special lectures can be viewed on our video archive, available here.

Please Note: NRESi colloquium presentations this semester will be available to attend both in-person as well as online. However, those wishing to attend in-person must wear a mask as per Provincial Health Officer (PHO) orders and University policy. Thank you for your understanding.

Contact Information

Al Wiensczyk, RPF
Research Manager,
Natural Resources and Environmental Studies Institute
Phone: 250-614-4354
Phone: 250-960-5018

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