Category Archives: Indigenous & tribal populations

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Indigenous & tribal populations

WATER, a Human Right


CLICK HERE! Rainforest Fund Water Project – 2014 – YouTube to watch our new video showing a glimpse into our Water Project in the Ecuadorian Amazon.

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July 31, 2014 by Madeleine Lesser

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Indigenous & tribal populations

The World Cup: Not All Fun and Games


Do you love the World Cup?  Would you still love it if you knew that people were suffering because of it?

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June 17, 2014 by Madeleine Lesser

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Indigenous & tribal populations

PALM OIL AND INDIGENOUS RIGHTS: A HEADY MIXTURE


What connects peanut butter with soap? Or cereal with cosmetics? Or chocolates with laundry detergents? The answer is one of their ingredients – “vegetable” oil.

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May 12, 2014 by Adityarup Chakravorty

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Indigenous & tribal populations

Travel stories across the Ecuadorian Amazon: traditions and modernity, beauty and cruelty, hope and helplessness


Testimony of a clash with a new reality where natural beauty blends with the harsh reality of destruction and violation of human rights.  Laura Grassi is an environmental scientist who has traveled in South America and has shared with Rainforest Fund and its followers her thoughts, frustrations and emotions of situation in the Amazon.

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March 4, 2014 by Laura Grassi

Danielle Lesser, Puerto Rico
Indigenous & tribal populations

Cry for the Rainforest


Struck by the destruction and devastation within the Amazon Rainforest, Piddles Gonzales picked up her pen.  She wrote the following poem with the hope of raising awareness about the state of our worlds rainforests and its indigenous peoples who are threatened every day by extractive industries.

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February 14, 2014 by Piddles Gonzales

cameroon
Indigenous & tribal populations

The Tricky Thing About Voting in Cameroon


A lack of voting in Cameroon by indigenous peoples cannot be simplified as voter apathy, but is reflective of deep frustration and hopelessness.

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October 23, 2013 by Madeleine Lesser

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Indigenous & tribal populations

Asaro Mudmen, Papua New Guinea


Asaro Mudmen wear clay masks to remember how their tribe resisted defeat.

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April 22, 2013 by Madeleine Lesser