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Governance of Natural Resources

Extractives and Indigenous Rights in Suriname

In Suriname we looked at the potential impacts on Lokono and Trio peoples of proposed large-scale bauxite mining, including a potential hydroelectric dam, smelter and related infrastructure. We undertook both community-based and independent expert-led research, and presented the findings nationally. Our partner was the Association of Indigenous Village Leaders in Suriname (VIDS).

Publications

Suriname Pilot Project 

Report: Determining our Future, Asserting our Rights: Indigenous Peoples and Mining in West Suriname, by Viviane Weitzner (NSI), January 2007.

Report: West Suriname: Wat Betekent Een Geintegreerde Aluminium Industrie Voor De Inheemse Gemeenchappen?, Association of Indigenous Village Leaders in Suriname, April 2007.

Report: Inheemsen aan de Corantijn 1900 voor Chr.- 1900 na Chr. De historische inheemse bewoning van de Corantijnrivier, by Caroline de Jong, August 2007.

Report: Environmental and Social Reconnaissance: The Bakhuys Bauxite Mine Project, by Robert Goodland, October 2006.

Review: BHP Billiton/Suralco’s Bakhuys Bauxite Mine Project: A Review of SRK’s Environmental and Social Assessment Transportation and Scoping Document, by Robert Goodland,  October 2006. 

 

Independent Review of Proposed Bakhuys Bauxite Mine Project

Report: Missing Pieces – An Analysis of the Draft Environmental & Social Impact Reports for the Bakhuis Bauxite Project, by Viviane Weitzner (NSI), October 2008.

Report: Suriname’s Bakhuis Bauxite Mine: An Independent Review of SRKs Impact Assessment, edited by Robert Goodland, September 2009.

 

Indigenous peoples and Mining in Suriname — Building Community capacity and Encouraging Dialogue

Report: Shifting Grounds: Indigenous Peoples and Mining in West Suriname, by Viviane Weitzner (NSI), July 2008.

Report: Is There Gold In All That Glitters? Indigenous Peoples and Mining in Suriname, by Bente Molenaar (NSI), November 2007.

ReportOur Indigenous Territory on the Corantijn : Traditional occupation, use, and management of the Lokono People in West Suriname, by Association of Indigenous Village Leaders in Suriname, January 2008.

Report: Decision-Making in the Lokono Communities of West Suriname, by Association of Indigenous Village Leaders in Suriname, January 2008.

 

For more information, please contact:

Pablo Heidrich
Senior Researcher