Category Archives: Indigenous & tribal populations

Empowerment, Indigenous & tribal populations, Rainforest Fund

FROM THE AMAZON TO UNIVERSITY: A SUCCESS STORY


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, [...]

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January 24, 2017 by admin

Berta Caceres 2015 Goldman Environmental Award Recipient
Indigenous & tribal populations

An Open Letter to President Hernández, Honduras


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.

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March 7, 2016 by admin

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Indigenous & tribal populations

Reflections and gratitude from Peru, Niños de la Amazonia


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.

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February 25, 2016 by Jesmarly

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Indigenous & tribal populations

A Common Goal: “The Good Life”


This letter is from our partner organization, Ceibo Alliance, in Ecuador. They are gearing up for another year of water tank installations and projects that will maintain their good life.

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January 7, 2016 by Ceibo Alliance

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Indigenous & tribal populations

After 10 Years of Struggle, Ashéninka Community of Alto Tamayo-Saweto Gains Title to Ancestral Land


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, [...]

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August 26, 2015 by Rainforest Foundation US

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Indigenous & tribal populations

All Roads Lead to Oil


Road networks in the Amazon rainforest resemble fishbones – copious roads destroy indigenous life.

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June 16, 2015 by Alex Goff

ARTICULAÇÃO DOS POVOS INDÍGENAS DO BRASIL
Indigenous & tribal populations

Indigenous tribes in Brazil Denounce State Policies that Violate their 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 [...]

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December 19, 2014 by admin

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Indigenous & tribal populations

The Yoco Hunters: The Secoya People and the Yoco Vine


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.

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November 14, 2014 by Alex Goff

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Indigenous & tribal populations

INDIGENOUS PROFILE: THE TERENA TRIBE, BRAZIL


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.

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October 8, 2014 by Madeleine Lesser