Barrick Gold Corporation (M4, #4)

Barrick Gold Corporation – Indigenous Cultures


Barrick Gold is a gold mining company which is dedicated to “finding, acquiring, developing and producing quality reserves in a safe, profitable and socially responsible manner”.  Barrick Gold’s website has a section dedicated to its corporate responsibility.   In this section, amongst other topics, Barrick Gold’s shares the reality of its relationship with Indigenous communities.  The corporation focuses on the positive impact it has supposedly had on these communities, however, more usefully it offers links to outside related reports.  Examples include: Historic agreement reached with Western Shoshone tribes, cultural preservation and cross-cultural understanding, and ICMM’s resources on engagement with Indigenous Peoples.  On the following page, the corporation emphasizes its role in cultural preservation.  Additional information is provided through this link: Cowal Mine: A Study in Sustainable Development,  case study on the Donlin Creek project in Alaska and Overcoming substance abuse in Alaska.


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