Canada is the world's leading mining nation. Sixty percent of all public mining companies are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange. About half of all mining capital is raised in Canada. Many Canadian mining companies have become notorious for damaging communities and the environment and fueling wars and repression all over the world.
An open discussion on the topic of "Indigenous Languages: an Important Key to Protecting the Arctic Environment" following the presenters on the topic at the Arctic Indigenous Languages Symposium in Tromso, Norway on October 20th, 2008.
What does a family have to endure to create a future for itself?
The documentary Standing Silent Nation, chronicles the efforts of a Lakota family to develop a sustainable economy on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. Because the land is unsuitable for most crops, the Alex White Plume and his family put their hopes in industrial hemp, a hardy fiber crop with a booming worldwide demand for its many products.