Mines and Quarries

This section of the site is given over to specific resources associated with Indigenous Peoples in the Philippines. Some of the materials in this area of the site are downloadable, but there may be large files which will take time to download. The resources on offer include a range of educational materials, with materials suitable for exhibitions, a Photo Library, where you may download and re-use images as long as you credit the photographer, and any organisation if relevant, and a list of publications, from PIPLinks and others. Some of these are for free downloading, and some are listed as a bibliography.

Chronology of tailings dam failures in the Philippines (1982-2007)

Date of publication: 
10 July, 2007

A history of tailings dam failures in the Philippines compiled by Philippine Indigenous Peoples Links.

Note: Due to the limited availability of data, this is in no way a complete list. A ‘failure’ is taken to mean a collapse, overflow, or leak from the tailings dam, pond, spillway, or associated drainage pipes.

Download a Word document of the report (0.2Mbs) here.

BHP Billiton Alternative Annual Report

Various concerned organisations, including London Mining Network, PIPLinks, ATM, LRC-KsK
Date of publication: 
29 October, 2009

An alternative report published for shareholders outlining issues around the world’s largest mining company, BHP Billiton. It features two case studies from the Philippines.

Download a pdf document of the report (2.1Mbs) here

Complaint to Norwegian OECD over Intex Resources

Future in our Hands, PIPLinks, ALAMIN
Date of publication: 
26 January, 2009

Complaint relating to the contravention by Intex Resources of the OECD guidelines for multinational enterprises.

Download a pdf document of the complaint (155Kbs) here

Midsalip: A History of Resistance to Mining Protecting Mother Nature

by Sr. Ita Hannaway and Fr Sean Martin, Columban Fathers
Date of publication: 
1 July, 2012

A history of the Subanon people’s resistance to mining in Midsalip, with a chronolgy, drawing lessons from the activities of Subanon leaders.

Download a pdf document of the report (1.3Mbs) here.

Pitfalls and Pipelines: Indigenous Peoples and Extractive Industries

IWGIA, Tebtebba, PIPLinks
Date of publication: 
1 November, 2012

A handbook on indigenous peoples and the extractive industries. Based on inputs to the “International Conference on Extractive Industries and Indigenous Peoples,” which took place in Manila, Philippines on March 23-25, 2009, it examines the effects of the extractive industries on indigenous peoples and then seeks to analyse the responses from indigenous communities and organisations. 415 pp

Download a pdf document of the report (3Mbs) here

Letter of Erita Capion to the UN Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous people

B'laan leader Erita Capion
Date of publication: 
28 September, 2013

Download a Word copy of the letter from B’laan leader Erita Capion to Professor James Anaya, the UN Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous people here. (3.05Mbs)

Report: Indigenous Peoples and the Extractive Sector - Towards a Respecting Engagement

Tebtebba Foundation, Indigenous Peoples Links (PIPLinks), Middlesex University
Date of publication: 
19 September, 2014

The report provides an overview of the present state of play of the extractive industries in relation to indigenous peoples, concluding with a set of recommendations aimed at the 2014 World Conference on Indigenous Peoples, and it also addresses the implications of the Post-2015 Development Agenda for
the realization of indigenous peoples’ rights, and the reasons why indigenous rights, particulatly in relation to the extractive industries must feature in the associated Sustainable Development Goals.

EU Paper: Indigenous peoples, extractive industries and human rights

Julian Burger, written for the European Parliament Policy Department
Date of publication: 
18 September, 2014

A research paper commissioned by the European Parliament, which examines the human rights impacts of the extractive industries on indigenous peoples worldwide. The paper concludes by recommending, among other things, that the European Union as one of the regions championing the Declaration at the United Nations take the initiative to develop a regionwide framework for extractive industries that sanction companies and provide legal redress in cases where the human rights of indigenous peoples are violated.

Ten Steps Ahead: Community Health and Safety During the Construction Phase of the Mount Milligan Mine

University of Victoria, Norman B. Keevil Institute & Monkeyforest Consulting
Date of publication: 
1 December, 2014

A joint project originated in partnership with the Nak’azdli and Tl’azt’en First Nations and the municipality of Fort St.

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