News & Multimedia from 2017

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"Beef Caucus" Takes Over Indigenous Policies in Brazil

Indigenous groups say they are at "war" with the Brazilian government after the appointment of a justice minister with close ties to agriculture

March 14, 2017Climate Home

Donald Trump is not alone in choosing collaborators seemingly at odds with the jobs they are given in government. While the US has climate change denier Scott Pruitt leading the government's environmental protection, in Brazil, the new head of the ministry in charge of demarcating indigenous lands believes that it is not up to the federal government to do that.

Indigenous Leaders Denounce Ecuadorian Government Over Mining Conflicts

Indigenous Leaders Denounce Ecuadorian Government Over Mining Conflicts

At a press conference in Quito, indigenous leaders focused on an ongoing conflict between the indigenous Shuar community and the Ecuadorian government over a Chinese-funded copper mine

March 13, 2017Mongabay

"We are being persecuted by the military and the police who are invading the territories of the Shuar communities," Elvia Dagua, a local indigenous member of CONFENIAE told the media Thursday. "They have destroyed homes. So the Shuar people, women, men, and children have had to flee."

Amazon Threatened by China-Ecuador Loans for Oil

Amazon Threatened by China-Ecuador Loans for Oil

Ecuador's incoming President must review the oil deals harming the country's economy and ecology

March 7, 2017China Dialogue

Meeting contractual loan payments with oil is a major driver behind Ecuador's effort to open up new, pristine Amazon indigenous rainforest territory to oil drilling. All this new drilling has led to massive impacts in the Amazon rainforest that have been dire both for its world-renowned biodiversity and its indigenous peoples.

Why We Rise and Resist for the Amazon

Why We Rise and Resist for the Amazon

March 1, 2017

Just a few weeks ago, I was in deep in the Amazon visiting our indigenous partners the Sápara and the Kichwa of Sarayaku with a small group of Amazon Watch supporters. I am so grateful for this opportunity and want to share some of my reflections with you on why we rise and resist for the Amazon.

Samba Parade Spotlights Threats To Rivers, Forests and Indigenous Rights at Rio's Carnival

Samba Parade Spotlights Threats To Rivers, Forests and Indigenous Rights at Rio's Carnival

Parade's message angered agri-business lobby, but provided an important opportunity for participants to highlight the importance of indigenous rights and environmental protection

February 28, 2017

In a colorful and highly energized samba parade at Rio de Janeiro's world-famous Carnival on Monday morning, Imperatriz Leopoldinense, one of Brazil's most traditional and respected samba schools, paid a special tribute to indigenous peoples of the Amazon's Xingu River, highlighting threats to their territories, livelihoods and rights.

Native Nations Rise from Standing Rock to the Amazon

Native Nations Rise from Standing Rock to the Amazon

February 27, 2017

At Amazon Watch, we felt a profound sadness last Wednesday when the protests camps at Standing Rock were fully evacuated and destroyed. But the Standing Rock struggle, and the movement of indigenous peoples across the continent to defend their land and the environment, is nowhere near over.

China's Amazon Footprint Gets Scant Attention in Ecuador's Election

China's Amazon Footprint Gets Scant Attention in Ecuador's Election

February 23, 2017China Dialogue

The impacts of new drilling in the Amazon rainforest have been dire both for its world-renowned biodiversity and its indigenous peoples, many of whom have long rejected controversial drilling plans on their lands.

Brazil: Hate Speech Threatens the Xingu

Brazil: Hate Speech Threatens the Xingu

What's behind the Rural Coalition attack on the Imperatriz Leopoldinense samba school? Rio's Carnival has attracted the kind of hatred indigenous people have known for decades.

February 22, 2017Latin America Bureau

Imperatriz Leopoldinense probably had no idea where it would lead them when they chose to speak out about the Xingu, but they chose the right path. Because today, to defend the Brazilian Indian is to defend the future of our country.

Saramurillo: Justice This Time for the Indigenous Peoples of the Peruvian Amazon?

Saramurillo: Justice This Time for the Indigenous Peoples of the Peruvian Amazon?

February 21, 2017Chaikuni Institute

In the face of too many previous agreements left unfulfilled, more unity is the best strategy forward, affirm the indigenous federations united in Saramurillo.

Berito's Vision

Berito's Vision

How the Goldman Prize Bolstered the U'wa Struggle for Territorial Rights

February 17, 2017

If UNESCO designated people as World Heritage sites, Berito Kuwaru'wa would be a leading candidate. On one hand, he personifies the beautiful and poetic U'wa view of the world, deeply connected to the original laws of nature. On the other, he is a unique and visionary human being, with an innate charisma through which he has bridged cultures and inspired global support for the U'wa struggle.

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