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General News · 20th January 2018
Gina CIMAS
Ecuador oil pollution case comes to Canada!

Rex Weyler will be speaking about the ecological crisis in the Ecuadorian Amazon rainforest, the consequential plight of the Indigenous Cofán, Siona, Secoya, Quichua, and Huaorani people, and the role that Canadian courts may play regarding those seeking compensation for the inhabitants.

Rex has visited the communities in Ecuador and has been working on this groundbreaking case, now being heard in the Ontario Superior Court. He will show slides of the affected communities and discuss the case in Canada.

Manson's Hall
Doors open at 1:30 p.m. Presentation starts at 2 p.m.
Refreshments will be available. Everyone is welcome.
Admission is free. Donations are appreciated.

Donations received at the door will be divided between Museum public programming and the indigenous victims of the environmental disaster in Ecuador.

Check our website, www.cortesmuseum.ca, for more events organized by the Cortes Island Museum.
Alicia Weya, Haourani Leader
Alicia Weya, Haourani Leader
Indigenous Women at Chevron Pit
Indigenous Women at Chevron Pit
Your donations will go to FDA
Comment by Gina CIMAS on 24th January 2018
Frente de Defensa de la Amazonia (FDA), Front for the Defense of the Amazon: The coalition of 80 Amazon communities impacted by Chevron’s pollution. FDA is the legal beneficiary of the Ecuador judgment, responsible for the trust account for a remediation, once they are paid. Remediation is expected to take 10 to 20 years due to the severity of the damage.