Colombia

Colombia's indigenous peoples continue to face grave threats in the era of the country's new President Juan Manual Santos. The struggle to control Colombia's lucrative natural resources has helped spur the country's decades-long civil war and is a central consideration of U.S. foreign policy for the region. More

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Global Solidarity from the Amazon to Standing Rock

Global Solidarity from the Amazon to Standing Rock

September 22, 2016

The Sioux fight is representative of other fights around the globe. If Standing Rock wins this, we will win other fights for social and environmental justice. We all need to work together to build this global justice movement around the globe.

Defend the Sacred: Making Indigenous Sacred Sites "No Go" Zones for Extractive Industries

Defend the Sacred: Making Indigenous Sacred Sites "No Go" Zones for Extractive Industries

September 8, 2016

"Whatever fine print comes out of the World Conservation Congress, Amazonian indigenous women will continue to protect our Living Forest." Paty Gualinga, the powerful spokeswoman from Ecuador's Kichwa indigenous community of Sarayaku, inspired the attendees at one of the world's largest gatherings of environmental organizations and governments.

Conservation Efforts Are Still Violating Indigenous Rights

Conservation Efforts Are Still Violating Indigenous Rights

August 30, 2016

With the recent centennial of the National Park Service, we've seen much publicity in favor of national parks within the United States. The idea of natural protected areas is viewed as a general good among popular opinion. Who could be opposed to the conservation of nature?

Historic Gathering of Indigenous Leaders Champion "No Go" Areas for Sacred Sites at IUCN World Conservation Congress

August 24, 2016

A delegation of 25 powerful indigenous leaders from around the world will attend the quadrennial IUCN World Conservation Congress (WCC) in Honolulu, Hawai'i, from September 1 to 10. The WCC is the world's largest recurring conservation event attended by government, corporate, nonprofit and academic leaders, among its many influencers.

Colombia’s U'wa: Bending the Arc of History Towards Justice

Colombia’s U'wa: Bending the Arc of History Towards Justice

July 29, 2016

For decades, the U'wa indigenous people of Colombia have been an inspiration to others around the world, including everyone at Amazon Watch. With vision, persistence and courage, they have repeatedly demanded their rights and overcome the daunting forces arrayed against them.

"We Own These Territories. Ecopetrol Has To Go."

"We Own These Territories. Ecopetrol Has To Go."

July 20, 2016

By entering and occupying the actual Gibraltar gas extraction site, the U'wa are taking their nonviolent direct action to a new level, even given the risks they run.

Indigenous Diplomacy

Indigenous Diplomacy

Colombia's U'wa Before the United Nations

May 19, 2016

"Today, I’m here sharing this with you but my people are once again mobilized. We are on Zizuma, the sacred mountain where many sources of water originate – lakes and rivers which bathe our territory and serve as an important source of water for Colombia."

The Legacy of Berito Cobaria

The Legacy of Berito Cobaria

On Cultural Genocide, Language Revitalization and the International Campaign Against Occidental Petroleum

May 10, 2016Intercontinental Cry

"Berito taught Colombia's indigenous people and the world the importance of the globalization of resistance, how to defend the beloved Earth and how to fight against climate change."

They Say the Land Is Dead, But It Lives Yet

They Say the Land Is Dead, But It Lives Yet

The U'wa Struggle Against Tuberculosis, Parasitic Worms, Climate Change and Threats of Violent Paramilitary Repression

May 5, 2016Intercontinental Cry

"These are very serious accusations providing a political rationale for a violent paramilitary repression against the U'wa," said Andrew Miller, Advocacy Director at Amazon Watch. "The notion that the U'wa are associated with an armed group is absurd. They are actually radical pacifists by culture."

The Guardians of Mother Earth

The Guardians of Mother Earth

The Indigenous U'wa Struggle for Peace in Colombia

May 2, 2016Intercontinental Cry

The U’wa, who call themselves the people who know how to think and speak, consider themselves the Guardians of Mother Nature, and large tracts of land inside their territory have become biological reserves for jaguars, spectacled bears, as well as a kaleidoscopic array of endemic plant and bird life that do not appear anywhere else on the planet.

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