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In southeast Ecuador reaching to the border with Peru lies hundreds of thousands of acres of road-less rainforest belonging to the Achuar and Shuar, two indigenous groups that have also fought off industrial-scale, natural resource extraction and threats to their lands and way of life. More
Last week a delegation of indigenous leaders traveled from the Ecuadorian Amazon to the IACHR in Washington, DC to help advise the Ecuadorian government on consultation with indigenous peoples.
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The most-storied warrior tribe in Ecuador prepares to fight as the government sells gold-laden land to ChinaFebruary 10, 2013Salon.com
Three years after Avatar's Quito premiere, declarations of martial readiness are multiplying and gaining volume throughout the tribal territories of Ecuador's mountainous southeast. The warnings bare sharpest teeth in the Shuar country of the Cordillera del Condor, the rain forest mountain range targeted by President Rafael Correa for the introduction of mega-mining.
Indigenous leaders from Ecuador's Amazonian lowlands are calling for the government to drop plans to auction 21 leases near the Peruvian border for oil drilling.
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Lima, Peru – A law that Peru's indigenous leaders fought for two years to get passed and the government says could end strife over natural resources may not resolve conflicts as hoped when it goes into effect in January.
Defending sacred sites and the environment can land you in jail for being a terrorist, according to indigenous activists in Ecuador. "There are about 200 cases against indigenous activists, campesinos, mextizos and other leaders," according to Pepe Acacho, Vice President of CONAIE, the Confederation of Indigenous Nationalities in Ecuador.
Quito, Ecuador – When became president of Ecuador in January 2007, some of the country's indigenous leaders handed him a sceptre with colourful ribbons to show they accepted him as president. But the same indigenous leaders are now considering taking back that sceptre – a sign of how unpopular the president has become among those who helped him come to power in the first place.
Protesters in front of the court house where Shuar Indigenous leader Pepe Acacho and others are being processed demand that the charges against them be dropped.