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Today is a perfect day to take the canoe and go fishing with the children. The kids love it! There is something special about catching and preparing your own food, and by doing so, kids learn to respect their food and to take care of the river that provides for their families. Indigenous peoples living along the Amazon basin depend upon the river for a healthy life. Protecting indigenous territories also means protecting the rivers! #waterislife #indigenouspeople #territory #amazonrainforest #amazonriver #ecuador #healthyrivers

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Women, men, elders and youth of the Secoya nation are currently on a historic journey back to their ancestral lands: The Sacred lagoons of Ñakomasira. During a four-day journey in canoe, paddling along the Aguarico river, the youth will visit historic places, exchange experiences and knowledge and share ceremony with the elders. The purpose of this river journey is to transmit ancestral knowledge and the history of the Secoya nation to the youth. It is also a way of reclaiming, identity, territory and recognizing ancestral lands. Stay tuned for more upon their return! #indigenous #territory #ceremony #amaonrainforest #amazonriver

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Last week, the Siona of Putumayo, Cuyabeno, Kofan of Sinangoe and Sapara from Pastaza - who are in the process of forming their own indigenous land patrol - gathered to exchange experiences of territorial defense through intensive physical training, team building exercises and sharing ceremony. This exchange was lead by Siona of Putumayo who are using plants and ceremonies for guidance and strategizing, and whose land Patrol is seen as exemplary in the northern Ecuadorian Amazon. Stay tuned for a full reportage on this unique exchange between indigenous land patrols! #pervivenciasiona #indigenousterritory #indigenous #plantmedicine #ceremony #amazonrainforest

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Human rights violations of the Siona People continues More than a year ago, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights dictated the Colombian State to adopt urgent, immediate and culturally appropriate protection measures in favor of the Siona People in the face of the serious situations of risk, threat, confinement, recruitment they face from the armed conflict. But the Colombian State has completely ignored its obligations and has allowed the continuation and escalation of human rights violations of the Siona People. On August 8th 2019, during a meeting, the State once again demonstrated its lack of will to apply protection measures dictated by the IACHR, and the Siona People continue without answers and without state protection. #pervivenciasiona #indigenouspeople #humanrights

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Historic Moment for Indigenous Rights Happening Now In Brazil! Thousands of indigenous women are mobilized as part of the country’s first Indigenous Women's March! Together, they are denouncing the policies of Bolsonaro's government, in the face of escalating violations of indigenous rights, racism, violence and rapidly accelerating Amazon deforestation. Indigenous women leaders from other parts of the Amazon have also joined in the march to express their solidarity, including Waorani leader Nemonte Nenquimo and Kofan leader Alexandra Narvaez. Both have led key people’s victories against oil and mining interests in the Ecuadorian Amazon, setting historic precedents for indigenous rights and the rights of nature.

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“Our territory is sacred land. It is where the spirit of the jaguar rests and wanders, and where the sound of the wind fuses to the forest, and this creates harmony so that everything can be well. We are not greater than the forest or our territories, we are equal, we are the same: this is the Kofan vision.” - Alex Lucitante, Kofan leader & spokesperson for the community of Sinangoe in the Ecuadorian Amazon #voices #indigenous #conservation #amazonrainforest

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Indigenous people are upholding balance and harmony in an unbalanced world. They carry the wisdom of thousands of years and a connection with the earth that many have forgotten. Their way of life has protected forests, mountains, rivers, wildlife and our planet's climate since long before our current planetary emergency. It’s past time for people across the world to listen to indigenous peoples and stand with them…or else we will lose everything that matters, everything that we love, forever. Join the movement to protect a way of life that protects life: www.amazonfrontlines.org #IndigenousPeoplesDay

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Check out the video about the Waorani peoples’ victory on @cnn Connect the World , featuring an interview with Amazon Frontlines director Mitch Anderson. “Indigenous peoples need the backing of the international community so they can continue to protect their lands and their way of life." As forests are being cut down, soil degraded, sea levels and global temperatures are on the rise, the critical role of indigenous peoples and forests in stopping climate change is becoming better understood, as evidenced by the recent UN special report on climate change. Watch and share the video, then join the movement to support the Amazon, and our climate’s best protectors! Link in bio! #IndigenousPeoplesDay #waoraniresistance #ecuador #climatechange #amazonrainforest #conservation #indigenous

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Currently members of the Siona, Kofan and Sapara people are gathering to share resistance experiences and territorial control practices! In the search for territorial autonomy, indigenous people are forming land patrols based on their own cosmovision and understanding of the land in order to protect their territories. Stay tuned to learn more about this gathering and new ways of safeguarding the territory! #amazonrainforest #ecuador #indigenouspeople #indigenousright #territory #climatechange #conservation

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Last week sixteen Waorani communities gathered to celebrate the protection of their home: half a million acres of pristine Amazonian rainforest. Women, men, children, youth and elders celebrated with traditional songs, dancing and laughter and leaders from other indigenous nations of the Ecuadorian Amazon joined. “I celebrate this victory and honor the Waorani women because every day they show us the right path forward in protecting our territories. This victory gives us hope and strength to unite as indigenous peoples.” - Jaime Vargas, president of Confederation of Indigenous Nationalities of Ecuador. In united wisdom and joy they also strategized further resistance to protect the remaining 7 million acres of Amazonian rainforest and indigenous territory! Will you join the movement? Link in bio! #waoraniresistance #resistenciawaorani

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Small feet running through the forest. With sweat running down their rosy cheeks they jump into the water and swim across the river in a hurry. When it’s fruit season they’ll be high up in the trees picking anything edible while jumping from one branch to another in laughter. But not everything is play. They also hear the elders talking. They feel their concern. They understand. Their home needs to be protected. They know that they are the future guardians of their territory and their home, the Amazon rainforest. #indigenous #amazonrainforest #climatechange #ecuador #children #ancestral

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Happening now in Ecuador's Amazon: Our team is currently in Waorani territory to participate in a five-day assembly uniting sixteen Waorani communities, to celebrate the historic victory of the Waorani people against the Ecuadorian government, which protects half a million acres of their rainforest territory from oil drilling. Indigenous leaders across the Ecuadorian Amazon will be joining to celebrate and to strategize further resistance in order to protect the remaining 7 million acres of pristine rainforest and indigenous territory. #WaoraniResistance #ResistenciaWaorani

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For The Amazon, For Indigenous Rights and Our Climate! A few weeks ago a court in Ecuador issued a ruling protecting indigenous land and effectively blocking a planned government oil-auction that threatened half-a-million acres of one of the world’s most biodiverse primary rainforest. Read about the 8 reasons why this ruling signals hope in the struggle to save Amazon rainforest: link in bio! #waoraniresistance #resistenciawaorani #indigenous #ancestral #biodiversity #amazonrainforest #climatechange

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Old trees are of great importance to indigenous peoples of the Amazon. Not only have they lived long enough to see the world change and children of the forest grow up to become its defenders. The roots of these great trees provide shelter for many animals, and the tree crowns are nesting homes to many birds. In many Amazonian cultures, indigenous people believe the trees are homes to the ancestors and spirits of the forest and turn to the trees to look for spiritual guidance. One single tree holds an entire ecosystem, and together the trees of the Amazon rainforest make up and sustain one of the most beautiful and biodiverse places on earth. Join us! Together we can protect this magical place! www.amazonfrontlines.org #biodiversity #amazonrainforest #trees #indigenous #ancestral #ecosystem #planetearth

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Indigenous women of the Amazon carry great wisdom about territory and forest life, which they pass down to their children and younger generations. The forest is their home. The territory sustains their way of life in balance with their surroundings. Indigenous women affirm that if their forest is destroyed, they will die as people. They fear that their medicine, their knowledge as defenders of the earth, and their story will be forgotten. They say the forest, the lungs of the earth is a legacy for their children and future generations of this planet. #amazonrainforest #indigenouspeople #plantmedicine #ancestral #climatechange #waoraniresistance #planetearth

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The battle to stop deforestation in the Amazon is the battle to defend indigenous rights to their ancestral lands and cultures. In the mid 2000’s, scientists warned that Ecuador had the highest deforestation rate in South America. Since then, the expansion of the industrial footprint hasn’t stopped. The Ecuadorian Amazon is now crisscrossed by more than 9500 km of roads built for pipelines, in order to connect more than 3430 oil wells and to provide access to new pristine areas. Research shows that the presence and recognition of ancestral indigenous peoples and territories is amongst the greatest obstacles to deforestation, forest degradation and climate change. Will you fight with us to protect indigenous peoples’ rights? Learn more on our blog! Link in bio! #amazonrainforest #deforestation #climatechange #indigenouspeople #ecuador

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“We, the women of the Amazon, we all walk the same path, we share the same dream: To defend our territories! Our territory is a legacy for our children. We are defending our families and we are not alone. We walk this path in unity! “ - Alexandra Narváez, Kofan leader and member of the land patrol for her community of Sinangoe in the Ecuadorian Amazon, which won a historic victory against gold mining last year! #indigenouspeople #amazonrainforest #women #indigenouswomen #climatechange

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Did you know that Palm oil is increasingly recognized as harming health through 1) ecosystem degradation, 2) threatening food sovereignty, 3) pesticide exposure and 4) saturated fats ? Read more about the impacts of palm oil industry in the Amazon on our blog! (Link in bio) #deforestation #ecuador #palmoil #biodiversity #climatechange #amazonrainforest #indigenouspeople

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Recovering the Yoko vine Drinking yoko is an ancient practice of the Secoya, Siona and Kofan people, which promotes a long and vibrant life. Saving this vine and the cultures that depend upon it, from extinction has involved the fusion of ancestral knowledge and a youth-led monitoring effort of forest and growth. Mauro Payaguaje- an elder of the Secoya people, stands alongside a yoko vine that he has nurtured for over two years now. He is one of many concerned elders offering his time and expertise in this 3-nation, region-wide effort to unlock the secrets of recovering this ancestral vine. #plantsandstories #indigenousknowledge #amazonrainforest #plantmedicine #plantknowledge #biodiversity #keepitintheground

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The Yoko is one of the most sacred plants to the indigenous people who reside near the tri-national border of Colombia, Ecuador and Peru. Yoko is a woody vine rich in caffeine and theobromine - the stimulants in coffee and chocolate -, and is traditionally prepared by elders and ritually drunk in the early morning. Under its effects, ancient stories are told and memorized, dreams are interpreted and placed within the context of daily life and nature's cycles, and ancestral wisdom channelled through the plant helps to plan the days ahead. #indigenouspeople #ancestralknowledge #plantmedicine #amazonia #ramazonrainforest #culturalrevival

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Waorani leaders Nemonte Nenquimo and Omanca Enquiri meet with Special Rapporteur on Indigenous Rights, Vicky Tauli Corpuz at the United Nations headquarters in Geneva, and express their concerns about the Ecuadorian government's compliance with their historic court ruling. "The fulfillment of indigenous peoples' rights should not be portrayed as a cost. Significant progress is needed in the realization of indigenous peoples' collective rights over their lands, territories and natural resources", affirmed Tauli-Corpuz. The Waorani have vowed to continue fighting to defend their ancestral territory in the Ecuadorian Amazon. #WaoraniResistance

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Here, even the smallest ants have an empire and the birds take turns in leading their flock. It’s a necessary balance. This place is worth beyond any numbers or currency. Yet governments put a price tag and sell it out to foreign oil companies, threatening life of those who live there and the well being of the entire planet. But the Amazon is fighting back, raising her voice through the people who have been living there for tens of thousands of years. Indigenous people are protecting one of the world’s largest and most important forests and with it, their own way of life and culture. That is the kind of work we support and believe in! Be part of it too! Link in bio! #resistenciawaorani #waoraniresistance #biodiversity #planetearth #environment #amazon #rainforest #indigenous

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Waorani Women travel from the Amazon to the United Nations' headquarters in Geneva after winning their historic court victory in Ecuador! Waorani leaders Nemonte Nenquimo and Omanca Enquiri will be speaking at the UN over the next days, denouncing the Ecuadorian government’s systematic violation of indigenous peoples rights, before the Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. "I have come to the capital of the world to make sure that my grandchildren live free, with clean rivers and forests”, affirms Omanca. Join the Waorani to protect the Amazon rainforest - there are still 7 million acres of pristine rainforest under threat from oil drilling: http://bitly.com/waoaction #WaoraniResistance #ResistenciaWaorani

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From their rainforest homeland in the Ecuadorian Amazon, the Waorani rejoice over their triumphant win protecting their ancestral land from oil! “This victory is a dream come true. It means that our future generations can continue to live freely in a healthy and pristine forest, with clean water and pure air. I always wanted to protect these lands for the future generations, as my ancestors did for me! It is the legacy for my grandchildren. This belongs to them!”, says Waorani elder Omanka Enqueri. Now is the time to build upon the Waorani’s legal precedent! 7 million acres of pristine rainforest, encompassing the territories of seven indigenous nations are still at risk from oil drilling. Sign link in bio to help amplify this victory at this historic moment! @waoresistencia #waoraniresistance #resistenciawaorani

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Thanks to the support of people around the world at this crucial time, the Waorani people have collected 254,701 signatures to their letter demanding respect for their rights. We are more than half way to the goal of 500,000! Let’s continue posting, sharing and supporting while we all await the Ecuadorian court’s verdict! The future of the Amazon and it’s people depends on the decisions we make today! Link in bio! #WaoraniResistance #ResistenciaWaorani #Ecuador #ClimateChange #KeepItInTheGround #IndigenousWomen #Amazonia

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The Waorani communities thank everyone standing in solidarity with their struggle: “In the name of our forests, our rivers, and our ancestors we the Waorani People thank you for standing in solidarity with us in this struggle. Our children and future generations will remember your commitment to safeguard the lungs of the earth, the Amazon. Our struggle continues and your support will continue to be vital! Now, we need more signatures to reach our goal of 500 000! ” - @waoresistencia Sign the Waorani's urgent letter! (link in bio) #WaoraniResistance #ResistenciaWaorani

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“The forest is our home, it’s our territory. Today the judges have to ratify the court verdict. They have to respect our rights. If they fail, it means that the government is continuing to manipulate the judicial system “ - declared Nemonte Nenquimo, Waorani leader, this morning at a press conference outside the courthouse, where leaders of other indigenous nations joined in to support. Today, we hope that the Ecuadorian judicial system acts with transparency and ratifies the victory of the Waorani people! Take a stand and support their fight! Sign the petition (link in bio) and share! #WaoraniResistance #ResistenciaWaorani #IndigenousRights #Rainforest #ClimateChange

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Tomorrow the Waorani people will face off with the Ecuadorian government in court yet again, in order to defend half a million acres of their ancestral rainforest territory from oil drilling! They are calling on YOU to join their struggle: we can’t solve our climate crisis without protecting the Amazon rainforest and keeping the oil in the ground! Take action, show your support with a selfie as part of the Waorani's digital campaign #WaoraniResistance and sign their letter to show the government and court that the world is watching!: (link in profile) #amazon #ecuador #climatechange #forests #rainforest #indigenous #IndigenousRights

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Urgent Call for #ClimateAction! To show their struggle to the world, Waorani youth have launched an urgent digital campaign #WaoraniResistance with selfies of Waorani of all ages. The Waorani people are fighting to protect half a million acres of their Amazon homeland from oil drilling, and as they go back to court against a government appeal on Monday, they need our support more than ever! Will you join the Waorani today by posting a selfie to show your support and inspire others to join the #WaoraniResistance? Let's stand with the Waorani to send a clear message to the Ecuadorian government: indigenous rights trump fossil fuels! Sign their letter, take action and share with your friends: (link in profile) #amazon #ecuador #climatechange #forests #rainforest #indigenous #IndigenousRights

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"We are Waorani and we have always lived in the Amazon rainforest. Our ancestors are buried under this earth. Our memory, our language, and our songs are borne from the forest. - Powerful words from the Waorani of the Ecuadorian Amazon who are fighting to protect half a million acres of rainforest from oil drilling. Sign their letter here to show your support at this critical moment before a government appeal on July 1st, which threatens to snatch away the Waorani's historic legal victory : (link in bio) #amazon #ecuador #climatechange #forests #rainforest #indigenous #IndigenousRights

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The Waorani People of Ecuador's Amazon Launch Global Campaign Today to Save Their Rainforest Territory from Oil! The Waorani are calling on the world for support to help protect 1/2 million acres of their rainforest territory from oil drilling and they need to reach 500,000 Signatures On Their Global Petition - Sign their letter and then join the Waorani by posting a selfie to show your support on this global day of action for #WaoraniResistance today! : (link in profile) #amazon #ecuador #climatechange #forests #rainforest #indigenous #IndigenousRights

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Today the Waorani people mobilized in the city of Quito in Ecuador to deliver the signatures of over 122,000 people to their global petition to the government, demanding respect for their rights and to protect the Amazon rainforest from oil drilling. The Waorani are calling on the world to unite with their struggle, for a forest we all depend upon!⠀ ⠀ Thank you to everyone for your incredible support so far! And if you haven’t already, please sign the Waorani’s letter here: (link in bio) ⠀ #WaoraniResistance

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Exciting film premiere in the rainforest! "ÑAKOMASIRA" is the first animated film created by young indigenous filmmakers of the Secoya nation in the Ecuadorian Amazon. The film premiere, which took place in their local communities last week, also presented the youth's short documentary films about medicinal plants. We were thrilled to accompany this event by our Secoya partners of the Ceibo Alliance, as we continue to accompany and train indigenous youth in storytelling techniques and practices. Stay tuned for the web premiere of this stunning animation based upon ancestral Secoya tales and legends. #cinema #amazon #indigenous #ecuador #forest #community #film #screening #jungle #animation #premiere #storytelling #secoya #cosmovision

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The indigenous Kofan people of Sinangoe, who won a historic victory against gold mining last year, are standing strong in defense of their fundamental rights and the #RightsofNature. Today, they held a press conference in the Ecuadorian Amazon to denounce the government's lack of compliance with the landmark ruling, as their rivers and lives continue to be threatened by ongoing mining operations. We continue to accompany our Kofan partners in this critical process for justice and indigenous self-determination. #amazon #forests #climatechange #indigenous #indigenousrights #ecuador #mining #gold #justice #JusticiaSinangoe #StandWithSinangoe #biodiversity #conservation

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Droughts, #ClimateChange and Deforestation are pushing the Amazon rainforest to a tipping point. On this World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought, read our blog "Bleeding the Flying River Dry" to find out more about the risks the Amazon is facing: (link in bio)

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Trek by trek, the Kofan people continue the hard work to map out their ancestral territory in the Ecuadorian Amazon! Using technology such as cameras, GPS trackers, mapping applications and drones combined with their ancestral knowledge, the Kofan people of Sinangoe continue to trek through their vast mountainous rainforest territory to document a myriad of information about their land, from spiritual sites to hunting grounds and medicinal plants. “The mapping process is an important way to preserve our people’s knowledge for the future generations”, says Kofan leader Edison Lucitante, who hopes the map will also support the community’s struggle to secure a land title. We continue to accompany our Kofan partners in this process. Stay tuned for a special blog inside the mapping process soon! #amazon #ecuador #forests #indigenous #maps #rainforest #plants #drones #IndigenousKnowledge #kofan #tribe

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Plants underpin all life on Earth. But human destruction of the living world is causing a “frightening” number of plant extinctions, according to scientists from @kewgardens who have completed the first global analysis of the issue. Their research highlights how extinction rates are highest in biodiversity hotspots such as the Amazon, that are at severe risk due to land-use change. #amazon #plants #forest #rainforest #nature #environment #conservation #extinction #biodiversity

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For many decades, the oil industry has been a main driver of deforestation in the Ecuadorian Amazon. But in recent times, a new threat has arisen: the palm oil industry. Radically transforming extremely rich ecosystems into monocultures over large tracts of land, the palm oil industry is putting biodiversity at serious risk and encroaching further and further into ancestral indigenous lands. Read this new blog from our in-house environmental monitoring expert, Nicolas Mainville, featuring shocking new drone footage: (link in profile) #amazon #ecuador #forests #indigenousrights #palmoil #deforestation #climatechange #amazonia #selva #landscape #drone

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As the guardians of the Amazon rainforest, indigenous peoples are on the frontlines of climate action and protecting a forest we all depend upon. Their movement is growing and it's working - unprecedented victories for indigenous rights and rainforest protection, like that of our Waorani partners, show us that change IS possible! On #WorldEnvironmentDay, will you stand with them? Find out how to get involved to support Indigenous Action: http://amazonfrontlines.org/donate #amazon #ecuador #colombia #climatechange #forests #rainforest #indigenous #IndigenousRights

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Did you know that the Waorani people's historic victory against oil drilling in the Amazon is the result of years of community organizing and an extensive territorial mapping process? Get to know the story behind the Waorani's movement and struggle through our powerful photo essay: (link in profile) On 1st July 2019, the Waorani will face off with the government in court yet again, for the appeals hearing. #WaoraniResistance #amazon #ecuador #indigenous #mapping

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Water might be abundant in the Amazon rainforest - but it is one of its most threatened natural resources. Extractive industries, climate change, and colonization are drastically affecting rivers, streams and soils, and putting the health of indigenous communities and other beings at risk. Read this detailed analysis of threats to drinking water in the Amazon region and how rainwater harvesting system are providing a valuable solution for indigenous families of the Kofan, Secoya, Siona and Waorani tribes facing a health crisis: (link in profile) #water #amazon #indigenous #climatechange #rainforest #ecuador

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Over the past seven years, we've worked hard to provide clean and safe drinking water to 78 indigenous communities of the Kofan, Secoya, Siona, and Waorani nations in the Ecuadorian Amazon, one of the world’s most infamous oil-related disaster areas. This urgent initiative, in partnership with indigenous organization Ceibo Alliance, now continues in order to reach families that still don’t have access to clean water. Read more about the threats to drinking water and health in the Amazon, and how domestic rainwater harvesting systems are a proven solution for families: (link in profile) #water #amazon #indigenous #climatechange #rainforest #ecuador

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Another powerful day for indigenous frontline action in defense of the Amazon rainforest and its rivers! Waorani leaders and community representatives joined in a march alongside the Kichwa people in protection of the Piatua river in the Ecuadorian Amazon, which is threatened by hydroelectric projects. "We are here to accompany our Kichwa brothers & sisters of the Piatua river. This struggle to protect and defend the river is our struggle too! We are united to defend life", declared Waorani leader Nemonte Nenquimo of #WaoraniResistance The Kichwa people have filed a lawsuit to defend this important river.

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Did you know that in the period from 2005 to 2015 alone, oil companies released over 350,000 barrels of crude oil into the rivers, streams and soils of the Ecuadorian Amazon? Water is life. And water is where our work began! Read our latest chronicle uncovering the health-related problems indigenous peoples face in the Amazon and how domestic rainwater harvesting systems are helping communities living downriver from the oil fields. To date, we have installed systems to 1164 households in 78 communities of the Northeastern Ecuadorian Amazon benefiting over 6000 people: (link in bio)

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The indigenous Siona people of the Putumayo river - declared at risk of physical and cultural extinction - continue to fight to defend their lands and lives. Last week, with the accompaniment of Amazon Frontlines and ally organizations, the Siona presented their case to a Truth Commission in Colombia, exposing ongoing threats to their survival after decades of violence from the Colombian armed-conflict and the contamination of their forest resulting from extractive industries. Find out more and sign the Siona people’s letter demanding that their decision to keep their territory oil-free be respected: (link in bio) #SionaSurvival

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This week, our indigenous partner organization Ceibo Alliance traveled to London to receive the 2019  @lushspringprize recognizing its vital work to advance indigenous rights in the Western Amazon. We are honored and thrilled to continue working closely with Alianza Ceibo in our shared vision in defense of indigenous people's rights, lands and lives, and in protection of one of our world's most important rainforests in these critical times of climate change!

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Powerful moment for indigenous frontline organizing against fossil fuel extraction! Earlier this week, hundreds of indigenous youth and elders from the Kichwa, Sapara, Andoa, Shiwiar, Achuar and Shuar tribes of the Ecuadorian Amazon travelled to the capital city of Quito to join the Waorani people's mobilization in defence of their landmark legal victory that protects half a million acres of their rainforest territory from oil drilling. The government's decision to appeal the sentence puts the victory at risk! Send a message to the Ecuadorian government demanding respect for the court’s decision: (link in bio)

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Great article about #WaoraniResistance in The New Yorker, looking into the historic victory of the Waorani people in the Ecuadorian Amazon to protect their land from oil extraction “We have shown the government to respect us, and the other indigenous people of the world, that we are guardians of the jungle, and we’re never going to sell our territory.” - Nemonte Nenquimo, Waorani leader

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60 Powerful Photographs of a Historic Victory for the Amazon The Waorani people's recent legal victory, protecting half-a-million acres of their rainforest territory from oil drilling, didn't just happen overnight. Delve into the story here: (link in bio) #WaoraniResistance

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"Many indigenous nations were deceived and manipulated by the Ecuadorian government in 2012 when they entered our territories with the intention of selling our territories to oil companies. Now we must unite as Amazonian peoples - our victory isn't just for the Waorani people, it is for all of us!" - Nemonte Nenquimo, Waorani leader This week the Waorani held an important meeting with other indigenous nations threatened by an oil auction on their territories, in order to strategize and unify their efforts to protect their forests. The Waorani are planning a big mobilization in Ecuador's capital of Quito next week - Stay tuned and sign the Waorani's letter to demand respect for the court's decision! (Link in bio) #WaoraniResistance