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Check out our 2018 Year in Review!

We presented our 2018 Year in Review at our recent Annual Gathering in Tatamagouche, NS. In case you missed it, check it out below! You’ll find an overview of what we’ve been up to and what’s going on in Guatemala. Thanks to all the volunteers who make our work possible year after year!

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BTS 2019 Annual Gathering: Care for the Earth

Online registration is closed, but between now and Friday, you can still register for the Annual Gathering by phoning the centre: 1-800-218-2220 or 902-657-2231 Come to the Breaking the Silence Annual Gathering, May 31st to June 2nd, at the Tatamagouche Centre, in beautiful Tatamagouche, Mi’kmaki. Although we are disappointed to hear that Gloria Reyes Xitumul of the Rabinal Legal Clinic will not be joining us [...]

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Refugees Welcome: No to Bill C-97! No to the Canada-US Safe Third Country Agreement!

To Andy Fillmore, Member of Parliament for Halifax: We are writing to express our concern and opposition to attempts by the Liberal government to expand the Canada-U.S. Safe Third Country Agreement, and measures included in the budget implementation bill, Bill C-97 (Division 16 of Part 4), which propose to amend the Immigration and Refugee Act. [...]

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Apply Now! 2019 BTS Delegation to Guatemala: Land Rights are Human Rights

Join BTS for our 2019 delegation to Guatemala from November 9 to 21, 2019. This year’s thematic delegation will focus on our partners’ struggles for the access and protection of land and territory. This delegation will be particularly timely as it follows the June elections in Guatemala, with officials taking power in January 2020. Cost [...]

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Press release: Indigenous people call on Pan American Silver to cease local interference out of respect for consultation process in Guatemala

May 8, 2019 (Vancouver/Victoria/Ottawa/Tatamagouche/Washington, D.C.) Ahead of Pan American Silver’s annual shareholder meeting in Vancouver today, the Xinka Indigenous Parliament released a statement calling on the company to stop attempts to engage with communities outside of the court-ordered consultation process over the Escobal silver project. They insist that the company’s community relations taking place in [...]

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