New Caledonia

Monday, April 3, 2006
(Ottawa/Noumea) Indigenous Kanak Chiefs and villagers are currently blockading all access to Inco’s massive Goro Nickel project on the island of New Caledonia in the South Pacific. The blockades started in the evening of March 29th. All terrestrial access to the Goro Nickel’s plant site, power plant site and mine is blocked with heavy trucks and huge ...
Wednesday, September 7, 2005

With an estimated 25% of known nickel reserves, the tiny South Pacific island of New Caledonia is a priority area for Canadian mining corporations Inco and Falconbridge. Both companies are currently engaged in major expansions, and both projects are characterized by social, political and environmental controversy.

Wednesday, August 10, 2005
On February 1st at 4am in the morning members of the indigenous Kanak Rhéébù Nùù Committee blockaded the entrance to INCO’s Goro Nickel site. This is the latest effort in a long-standing struggle by the Kanak population of New Caledonia in the South Pacific to force Canadian nickel giant INCO to respect local indigenous rights. ...
Monday, July 11, 2005
Kanak Concerns Coalesce into Opposition: Communiqué Demands the Suspension of the Goro Nickel Project Until Inco Deals With Unresolved Issues Canadian mining giant Inco is facing growing opposition from all sides in New Caledonia, including from local elected officials, in the development of the Goro Nickel Project. A delegation ...
Thursday, February 10, 2005

Backgrounder by Catherine Coumans, February 2005

Tuesday, August 19, 2003

For the past four months, the Rhéébù Nùù Committee has politely observed a silent stance on the situation regarding the Goro Nickel project being implemented on our lateritic land in the South.

Tuesday, June 3, 2003

From March 9-19 an eight-member delegation visited Canada from the French “overseas territory” of New Caledonia, also known as Kanaky, in the southwestern Pacific.

The trip, billed as a “fact-finding” mission, arose from deep concern in the indigenous Kanak community over Inco’s plans to build a massive nickel mine in the island territory.

Friday, April 4, 2003

Remarks by Scott Hand — unoffical transcript
Yaté-Mt.Doré Community Meeting
Friday, April 4, 2003