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U'wa Communique

July 1, 2003

Cubara, Colombia -  The U’wa People, Children of God, Children of our Mother Earth, Lovers of the Natural World and of the Spirits The U’wa people are tired of the proliferation of false promises that the Colombian government has made to us. [...]

WOLA Report - Protecting the Pipeline: The U.S. Military Mission Expands

May 1, 2003

The U.S. government has recently provided $99 million to help protect an oil pipeline in Colombia. The Bush administration’s request for fiscal year 2004 includes an undetermined amount, up to $147 million, to provide munitions, equipment, and training in order to continue the program. The pipeline protection program is the most concrete manifestation thus far of the Administration’s desire to expand U.S. [...]

Colombian Government Might Retract Oil 'Discovery' Claim

April 2, 2003Dow Jones Business News

Bogota - Less than a month after the Colombian government cockily announced it found high-quality crude oil - possibly 200 million barrels - at its Gibraltar well, negative follow-up tests have officials ready to choke down a crow dinner. [...]

U’wa: Collective Suicide

March 10, 2003

The Highest Council of the U’wa Traditional Authorities would like to clarify the issue of collective suicide to the national and international community. [...]

U’wa Vow To Resist Oil Discovery on Sacred Land Groups Denounce Use of US Tax Dollars for Oil Drilling in Colombia

March 4, 2003

After a successful decade long struggle to keep oil exploitation off of their sacred homeland, the 7,000 member U’wa indigenous community from the remote cloud forests of northeastern Colombia are vowing to continue their peaceful opposition to oil drilling on their land in light of this week’s announcement by Colombia’s state oil company—Ecopetrol—that preliminary results from a test well indicated recoverable am [...]

Comunicado a la Opinion Publica Nacional e Internacional Frente al Hallazgo de Petroleo en Nuestro Territorio Ancestral Kera Chikara

March 4, 2003

Cubará, Colombia - El día 03 de Marzo de 2003 el Cabildo Mayor U´wa, Autoridades Tradicionales de las 17 Comunidades Indígenas, Lideres y Pueblo en General recibe de manera Oficial de parte de los medios de Comunicación Nacional y del Presidente de ECOPETROL ISAAC YANOVICH en hallazgo de petróleo en Gibraltar 1 del Bloque Samoré frente ha esta situación el Pueblo U´wa a través del Cabildo Mayor hace conocer a la O [...]

Communique to the National and International Community in Response to the Discovery of Petroleum in Our Ancestral Territory, Kera Chikara

March 4, 2003

Cubará, Colombia - On March 3, 2003 the highest U’wa Council of the Traditional Authorities of 17 indigenous U’wa communities, leaders, and general public received official word from the President of Ecopetrol, Isaac Yanovich, regarding the discovery of petroleum in Gibralter I of the Samoré block. [...]

The U'wa Demand the Immediate Withdrawal of EcoPetrol from Their Sacred Land

February 12, 2003

Comunique to the Colombian and International CommunitiesResguardo Unido U’wa, Cubará If ECOPETROL continues with the Sirirí project in U’wa territory, our culture will disappear.  With this affirmation, we want to remind and inform people that ECOPETROL and its associated companies like OXY have destroyed indigenous cultures and the environment. [...]

Amazon Watch’s “Creation Stories” Event Featuring the U’wa People of Colombia Draws Hundreds from the Creative Community

September 26, 2002

On September 24, in collaboration with the Creative Artists Agency Foundation, Amazon Watch hosted an evening with the traditional leaders of the U'wa nation of Colombia who shared their dramatically unfolding "creation story" with select members of the Hollywood community. Mary Stuart Masterson and Julia Butterfly Hill hosted the event, which was attended by more than 200 people. [...]

FEATURE-Colombian U'wa Indians Brace for New Battle

July 8, 2002Reuters Company News

Cubara, Colombia - Roberto Perez chews a cluster of drycoca leaves as he stands near a precipice overlooking a valley of rainforest and swift rivers. Legend has it that Perez's U'wa Indian ancestors jumped to their deaths froma similar ridge 500 years ago to avoid enslavement by Spanish conquistadors. Perez, a shy and mild-mannered U'wa leader, says his people will not commitmass suicide [...]

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