Eye on the Amazon
  • Ecuadorian Indigenous Movement Unites in Defense of Territory

    Ecuadorian Indigenous Movement Unites in Defense of Territory

    March 13, 2015 – This week hundreds of representatives from five indigenous nationalities came together in a special assembly to defend their Amazon territory from oil, mining, logging, destructive dams and the commodification of nature.

  • Resistance! Facing Down Goliath Oil Companies

    Resistance! Facing Down Goliath Oil Companies

    March 11, 2015 – The Achuar and U'wa indigenous peoples have me in awe of the immense power of grassroots resistance in the face of multi-billion dollar corporations. Years after graduating from university, I find myself once again a student. Throughout my tenure at Amazon Watch, I have been honored to "informally apprentice" under our wise and humble indigenous partners.

  • Celebrate #InternationalWomensDay!

    Celebrate #InternationalWomensDay!

    March 8, 2015 – Amazon Watch is proud to partner with indigenous women from across the Amazon basin to support their work to protect their ancestral territories from oil extraction and destructive mega-dam projects. These women are true leaders in the growing movement to protect the rainforest and all life.

  • Decolonization and the Munduruku Protocol: It's Time to Listen

    Decolonization and the Munduruku Protocol: It's Time to Listen

    March 6, 2015 – The Munduruku Protocol on consultation procedures, published couple of weeks ago and presented to the Brazilian government, is the first protocol of a consultation process proposed by an indigenous nation that I have ever seen. It is very well written, closely following international and national law.

  • What Would Ingrid Do? War and Peace

    What Would Ingrid Do? War and Peace

    March 3, 2015 – I live in a country which spends a third of my tax dollars on the military, so I do not know actually how peace is found. So say that you wanted peace. How would that work out?

  • Victory! Gas Project in U'wa Territory Dismantled

    Victory! Gas Project in U'wa Territory Dismantled

    February 26, 2015 – "The U'wa people would like to inform national and international public opinion that the Magallanes gas exploration block has been completely dismantled. Ecopetrol has removed all the machinery that had been found there in a demonstration of respect for our rights as an indigenous people."

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