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Published on Jan 26, 2012
Find more Earth Focus content at https://www.linktv.org/earthfocus (Earth Focus: Episode 34) Canada may be one of the world's largest gold mining nations, but both its overseas and domestic mining activities are controversial. In this Earth Focus report, Human Rights Watch looks at the allegations of gang rapes and other violent abuses at the Pogera Mine in Papua New Guinea, which is operated and 95 percent-owned by Barrick Gold -- a Canadian company that is the world's largest gold producer. The Tsilhqot'in and Xeni Gwet'in people of British Columbia, Canada are struggling to stop the construction of Prosperity Mine, a gold and copper mine proposed by Taseko Mines Ltd., which would destroy Fish Lake (Teztan Biny), a sacred-held body of water.