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This excellent short film about the Achuar of Peru makes it clearAugust 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.
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."
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?
While police massacre indigenous protesters and citizens, the Government of Rafael Correa dances in the Presidential plazaAugust 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Indigenous movements have launched an uprising to challenge the government's opposition to bilingual education and its support for an extractive-based economy.
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.