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Advancing Indigenous Rights

The Amazon rainforest is home to nearly 400 distinct indigenous groups. These peoples depend on the Amazon rainforest for their physical and cultural survival, and have been its steward for millennia. Amazon Watch works in long-term partnership with indigenous communities and environmental organizations to strengthen their capacity to advocate for their rights and protect rainforest territories. More

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Brazil's Political Chaos Paves the Way for Environmental Plunder

Brazil's Political Chaos Paves the Way for Environmental Plunder

May 25, 2017

As Brazil's President Michel Temer weathers a new storm of corruption allegations that threaten to topple his administration, the rightwing ruralista congressional bloc is cynically leveraging this political chaos to ram through its regressive and malicious agenda.

Civil Society Organizations Unite in Resistance Against Brazil's Attacks on Environmental and Indigenous Rights Protections

Over 100 institutions sign letter denouncing measures of the Temer administration and its agribusiness allies

May 10, 2017

Environmental, indigenous, and human rights organizations from across Brazil and around the globe have united in resistance against measures being adopted by the Brazilian government and the ruralista lobby that violate human rights and jeopardize environmental protection.

Brazil's Archaeologists Join Fight To Preserve Country's Ancient Lands

Brazil's Archaeologists Join Fight To Preserve Country's Ancient Lands

Government plans to roll back regulation for construction projects. Critics say proposals threaten indigenous groups and cultural heritage.

May 10, 2017The Guardian

Brazil's archaeologists have lined up alongside conservationists and indigenous rights campaigners to protest against government proposals that they see as a threat to pre-colonial cultural heritage as well as forests, native communities and biodiversity.

Shipibo Leader Demands #LandRightsNow in Amazon and End To Repression of Indigenous Activists

Shipibo Leader Demands #LandRightsNow in Amazon and End To Repression of Indigenous Activists

May 9, 2017

Over the last several weeks, we were honored to support the activities of Shipibo indigenous activist Ronald Suárez at the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues in New York City and during the Peoples Climate March in Washington, DC.

The People of the Waterfalls Threatened By Mining

The People of the Waterfalls Threatened By Mining

May 5, 2017

The Shuar are facing a great threat given the fact that the Ecuadorian government has sold concessions to part of their territory for an open-pit copper mining project run by the company Explocobres, a subsidiary of the Chinese companies CRCC and Tongling.

El Pueblo de las Cascadas Amenazado Por la Minería

El Pueblo de las Cascadas Amenazado Por la Minería

5 de mayo del 2017

Este pueblo está enfrentando una gran amenaza ya que el estado ecuatoriano ha concesionado parte de su territorio para la implementación del proyecto de extracción de cobre a cielo abierto a la empresa Explocobres, subsidiaria de la transnacional china CRCC y Tongling.

Historic Indigenous Mobilization Confronts Spiraling Threats To Rights and Resources in Brazil

Historic Indigenous Mobilization Confronts Spiraling Threats To Rights and Resources in Brazil

May 3, 2017

"We affirm that we will not permit violence, rollbacks, and threats perpetrated by the Brazilian government and economic oligarchies against our lives and our rights. We call on Brazilian society and the international community to unite with the struggle of native peoples in defense of traditional territories, Mother Earth, and the well-being of all forms of life."

Mobilizing for Indigenous Rights and Climate Justice from the Arctic to the Amazon

Mobilizing for Indigenous Rights and Climate Justice from the Arctic to the Amazon

May 2, 2017

"Our participation in the Peoples Climate March was very important because we were able to bring the voice of our Amazon all the way here, showing the world that we are resisting her plunder."

Ecuadorian Indigenous Leaders Deliver Letter Calling on China to Abandon Oil Drilling in Their Territory as Ecuador Faces U.N. Review

Ecuadorian Indigenous Leaders Deliver Letter Calling on China to Abandon Oil Drilling in Their Territory as Ecuador Faces U.N. Review

On Saturday, the leaders participated in the Peoples Climate March alongside other indigenous leaders and actor Leonardo DiCaprio

May 1, 2017

New York, NY – Indigenous leaders Manari and Gloria Ushigua from the Sápara nation of the Ecuadorian Amazon delivered a letter this morning addressed to the Permanent Mission of the People's Republic of China before the United Nations in New York, in which they call on its state-run oil companies to abandon drilling plans on their rainforest territory. Their action occurs on the same day that Ecuador faces scrutiny from the U.N. Human Rights Council during the body's Universal Periodic Review of the country.

Women for Climate Justice To Unite in Action at The People's Climate March

Women for Climate Justice will meet, as part of section two, on the steps of the Canadian Embassy building at 11:00 am

April 28, 2017

On April 29th, 2017, a diverse coalition of women's groups, climate justice organization and allies will unite to march as a Women for Climate Justice Contingent at the People's Climate March for Jobs, Justice and the Climate in Washington D.C. and in support of local marches happening across the country.

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