Eye on the Amazon
  • Visiting Indigenous Communities in the Amazon Rainforest with Nahko of Medicine for the People

    Visiting Indigenous Communities in the Amazon Rainforest with Nahko of Medicine for the People

    March 24, 2017 – Nahko has long been connecting his own indigenous roots – he is of Apache descent, as well Puerto Rican, and Filipino and Guam heritage – with indigenous peoples and social movements across North America and beyond wherever the band tours, linking struggles to defend the sacred, protect water, and life.

  • Native Nations Rise: Indigenous Solidarity in Action

    Native Nations Rise: Indigenous Solidarity in Action

    March 16, 2017 – Last week thousands of indigenous activists and allies traveled to Washington, DC for the Native Nations Rise march, convened by the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and grassroots indigenous leaders. It was an important moment to bring the fight against the Dakota Access pipeline to the doorstep of the White House, stating unequivocally that far from being over, the North America-wide struggle for indigenous self-determination is kicking into an even higher gear.

  • Watch Belo Monte Documentary Today!

    Watch Belo Monte Documentary Today!

    March 14, 2017 – Today is International Day of Action for Rivers, and what better way to commemorate it than watching the award-winning documentary film, Belo Monte: After the Flood!

  • 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.

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