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Why We Do What We Do

Why We Do What We Do

This excellent short film about the Achuar of Peru makes it clear

August 27, 2015

Amazon Watch works hard to ensure that indigenous spokespeople are featured in media coverage related to their lands and rights, but rarely do we see a film 100% in their voice. That's why we're so eager for you to watch and share the film.

This Peruvian Tribe's Approach To Fighting Big Oil Just Makes So Much Sense

This Peruvian Tribe's Approach To Fighting Big Oil Just Makes So Much Sense

August 26, 2015Fusion

According to Andrew E. Miller, with Amazon Watch, community-based documentation of the ongoing pollution in the region led to four rivers being declared "environmental emergency zones" by Peru's Environment Minister, though he told Fusion that "few actions were taken to actually address the crisis."

A "Savage Cannibal" Movie in 2015? We Can Do Better

A "Savage Cannibal" Movie in 2015? We Can Do Better

August 21, 2015Indian Country Today

Racist portrayals of indigenous people are sadly all too common. "The Green Inferno" takes it up a notch. Why just feature tribal savages of long ago when you can set the story in modern times and show the tribe actually eating people?

Ecuadorian Government Violates Human Rights and the Constitution

While police massacre indigenous protesters and citizens, the Government of Rafael Correa dances in the Presidential plaza

August 19, 2015

The People of the Zenith, Sarayaku, once again are present in solidarity with the call from distinct social sectors, the country's indigenous communities and social movements to defend human dignity, nature and biodiversity against the devastating threat of oil exploitation in our lands.

International Allies Denounce Violence Against Women on Strike in Ecuador

International Allies Denounce Violence Against Women on Strike in Ecuador

August 15, 2015

Indigenous groups from across Ecuador rose up last week in a General Strike to challenge proposed Constitutional amendments curtailing indigenous rights and allowing President Correa to stay in power indefinitely; the water law; expansion of the mining and fossil fuel concessions; and the government's opposition to bilingual education, among many other concerns.

We Were Born of the Land Lent to Us by Our Future Generations

We Were Born of the Land Lent to Us by Our Future Generations

August 14, 2015

This struggle is very clear as we feel the same deception and frustration of seeing the incompetence of our government to exercise its entrusted role. In other words, their responsibility to lead and serve the Ecuadorian people.

Indigenous March to Quito

Indigenous March to Quito

August 14, 2015

Yesterday, thousands of indigenous people marched to Quito and began a national strike against proposed constitutional amendments that would curtail indigenous rights and allow President Rafael Correa to stay in power indefinitely.

Indigenous March Descends on Quito, as National Strike Presses for Major Reforms

Indigenous March Descends on Quito, as National Strike Presses for Major Reforms

August 13, 2015

Major roadways across Ecuador were closed yesterday as indigenous groups joined by labor, campesino, and civil society organizations began a national strike against proposed constitutional amendments that would curtail indigenous rights and allow President Rafael Correa to stay in power indefinitely.

Ecuador's New Indigenous Uprising

August 12, 2015New Politics

Ecuador's Indigenous movements have launched an uprising to challenge the government's opposition to bilingual education and its support for an extractive-based economy.

Amazon Watch Denounces Eli Roth's Racist Film, "The Green Inferno"

August 12, 2015

On August 5th, Peru's largest indigenous federation AIDESEP spoke out against the racist depictions of Amazonian indigenous peoples in Eli Roth's upcoming movie The Green Inferno. Amazon Watch, a U.S.-based nonprofit organization, supports that statement and adds its voice to the growing chorus of condemnation.

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