We are proud to announce that Jesmarly, a participant of the Rainforest Fund-supported Niños de Amazonia program, has graduated from the University of Iquitos in Peru. Jesmarly, from one of the most desolate areas in the Peruvian Amazon, dreamt of receiving a university-level education. With support from the Rainforest Fund and Niños de Amazonia program, [...]
In the wake of Ms. Berta Cáceres’s assassination, Rainforest Fund has written a letter to President Hernández with the intention of expressing our sadness but also our demand for justice and an end to senseless violence.
Jesmarly, one of five indigenous young people supported by Rainforest Fund in the project, Ninos de la Amazonia in their studies at University in Iquitos, wrote the following letter to express her deep appreciation for the the project and the strides she has made in the direction of her dreams.
This blog is reposted from Rainforest Foundation US August 19, 2015 was a historic day for the Ashéninka people of Peru. After fighting for over a decade, the community of Alto Tamaya-Saweto has acquired the title to its ancestral lands. Diana Rios and Ergilia Rengifo—relatives of the leaders of Saweto killed for advocating for their land rights, [...]
Indigenous leaders in Brazil have come together to voice their rejection of their human rights by the Brazilian state government. They reject the corporate favoritism in development policies whereby the state grants extractive industries access to indigenous peoples’ resources and lands; thus, statements made by government officials to make progress on the rights of indigenous [...]
Yoco is an important element in the Secoya culture: hosting many benefits including acting as a key ingredient in the morning routine between father and son by aiding in the transfer of traditional knowledge and as a medicinal tool.
June, 2013 | Securing land titles is a challenging and lengthy process for indigenous people. The Terena tribe in Brazil, whose lands were wrongly granted to foreigners and destroyed for economic gain, have been fighting an uphill battle for decades.