Vancouver-based Almaden Mineral’s Ixtaca Project is a gold and silver open pit mine, currently in its “advanced exploration” stage. The project is located in Ixtacamaxtitlán, in the Sierra Norte region of Puebla, Mexico—a region that many argue should be protected given its importance for the environment and cultural diversity.
A recent community-led Human Rights Impact Assessment of the project found that the presence of Almaden Minerals in Ixtacamaxtitlán puts at risk the human rights to water, a healthy environment and the health of the population, and increases competition for water and land. But communities believe Almaden Minerals has lied to investors, regulators, governments, and the people of Ixtacamaxtitlán about the imminent and potentially devastating impacts of the project.
A mixed delegation of indigenous and rural residents of Ixtacamaxtitlán, together with international organization PODER (www.projectpoder.org) and local civil society organizations in Mexico, is traveling to Vancouver to raise awareness about the real human and environmental impacts of Almaden’s activities.
Please join us to support delegates from Mexico as they call on Almaden to respect their rights.
Almaden Minerals out of Ixtacamaxtitlán! Solidarity Picket
Tuesday December 12
Meet at 1575 Johnston St., Granville Island (outside the Public Market)
This event is being held on the unceded territories of the Squamish, Tsleil-Waututh and Musqueam Nations.
Hosted by Mining Justice Alliance and Project on Organizing, Development, Education, and Research (PODER)