”There are wars fueled by mining companies such as Denver-based Newmont that cause mine workers to fight local communities, of which many are indigenous peoples,” Goldtooth from the Indigenous Environmental Network told Indian Country Today.
According to the Indigenous Environmental Network, the longtime exploitation of indigenous peoples’ land and water resources in the Americas by governments and corporations has resulted in ”energy genocide” for indigenous peoples; now, this energy genocide is unleashing an environmental movement.
”This market-based system has created privatization of land and competition of natural resources, causing our indigenous brothers and sisters of the Latin American countries to organize and resist. Indigenous peoples are mobilizing against mining companies in Venezuela, Brazil, Colombia, Guatemala, Peru and Panama.
Source: Indian Country