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Solidarity with Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc

Statement of Solidarity with Tk'emlúps te Secwépemc Maritimes-Guatemala Breaking the Silence Network The Maritimes-Guatemala Breaking the Silence Network expresses its solidarity with Tk'emlúps te Secwépemc following the discovery of the remains of 215 children at the federally-mandated residential school located in Kamloops, British Columbia. We stand in solidarity with First [...]

2021-06-08T16:36:10-04:00June 7th, 2021|General blog, Truth, justice & impunity|

2021 St. FX Service Learning: Natalie’s Reflections

My service-learning experience with Breaking the Silence Network (BTS) began through a university course that I was in called Exploring Global Parallels. We were given a selection of service-learning opportunities and chose to do my placement with Breaking the Silence in the Mapping Resistance in Guatemala and the Maritimes project. [...]

2021-04-13T14:51:57-04:00April 13th, 2021|General blog|

BTS Website Launch & Social

Join us for the launch of our new website and connect with members of the network. The evening will feature a performance from musician Erick Carillo and insights from Festivales Solidarios!Festivales Solidarios is a group of Indigenous and Meztizo youth in Guatemala who use art and social media in resistance [...]

2021-04-12T08:41:01-04:00February 8th, 2021|General blog|

Updates from BTS Partners

Highlands Committee of Small Farmers (CCDA) Our friends at the CCDA continue their incredible work of community organizing in response to the many challenges faced.  The end of 2020 brought on many difficulties with regards to the continuous violence and criminalization against land defenders.  The CCDA continues to provide support [...]

2021-04-12T08:54:08-04:00January 28th, 2021|General blog|

Guatemala Update ~ January 2021

Heading into 2021 Guatemala was recuperating from a series of environmental and political storms.  The end of the hurricane season wrapped up after a higher than usual amount of rain which saturated the soils across the country and exacerbated the devastation brought on by the tailends of hurricanes Eta and [...]

2021-06-09T11:42:28-04:00January 26th, 2021|General blog, Human security|

Open letter: 190+ organizations call for investigation following assassination attempt against Xinca community leader

January 21, 2021 TO: María Consuelo Porras, Attorney General, Office of the Public Prosecutor, Guatemala; Augusto Jordán Rodas Hernández, Ombudsman, Office of the Human Rights Ombudsman, Guatemala; Sean McAleer, Senior Vice President and Managing Director, Guatemala, Pan American Silver; Michael Steinmann, President and Chief Executive Officer, Pan American Silver; Ross [...]

2021-05-09T19:22:27-04:00January 21st, 2021|General blog, Signed Letters|
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