Mount Polley Mine Disaster Response with Jacinda Mack

The FPSE Human Rights and International Solidarity Committee presents the Environmental Solidarity Speaker's Tour, featuring Jacinda Mack.

Monday March 9, 7:00PM 
Room A130 - Langara College, 100 W. 49th Ave 

On August 4, 2014, the Mount Polley Tailings Pond breached, releasing 25 million cubic meters of water and slurry into Polley Lake - causing one of the biggest environmental disasters in modern Canadian history.

Join Jacinda Mack, Mining Response Coordinator at the Northern Shuswap Tribal Council, as she discusses the Imperial Metals Mount Polley Mine tailings disaster and the contamination of the Quesnel River Basin, as well as the Northern Secwepemc response to the breach and its cleanup. This presentation asks for accountability in the extractives industry in this spill clean-up and encourages audiences to work toward maintaining water as a public trust in their own communities.

Born and raised in Xat'sull, Jacinda is a community organizer who enjoys fishing, hunting, and harvesting traditional foods. Jacinda has her Masters in Communication and Culture from York University, has conducted research in self-government, and has experience protecting Indigenous land and advising on natural resources policy.

A federation of 19 faculty unions across BC, FPSE has hosted Jacinda Mack at ten regional campuses during this tour, including Langara College, Kwantlen Polytechnic University, and Capilano University. The LFA Human Rights and International Solidarity Committee is proud to host Ms. Mack's presentation.

This event is free, and all are all welcome.