Earth Focus
Oct 29

Canada's Rush for Gold

More Airdates:
Fri Oct 31 at 8:30PM on KCET-HD
Thu Nov 6 at 1:30AM on KCETLINK
Canada may be one of the world's largest gold mining nations, but both its overseas and domestic mining activities are controversial. In this Earth Focus report, Human Rights Watch looks at the allegations of gang rapes and other violent abuses at the Pogera Mine in Papua New Guinea, which is operated and 95%-owned by Barrick Gold--a Canadian company that is the world's largest gold producer. The Tsilhqot'in and Xeni Gwet'in people of British Columbia, Canada are struggling to stop the construction of Prosperity Mine, a gold and copper mine proposed by Taseko Mines Ltd., which would destroy Fish Lake (Teztan Biny), a sacred-held body of water. Protrack Episode Number: 44