The Amazonian Tribespeople, 9 min video

11 Dec

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/video/2015/dec/10/the-amazonian-tribespeople-who-sailed-down-the-seine-video

The Kichwa tribe in the Sarayaku region of the Amazon in Ecuador believe in the ‘living forest’, where humans, animals and plants live in harmony. They are fighting oil companies who want to exploit their ancestral land. A delegation of indigenous people are at the Paris COP21 climate conference to make sure their voices are heard. Can they win their battle?

7 Responses to “The Amazonian Tribespeople, 9 min video”

  1. rangewriter December 12, 2015 at 3:44 am #

    There are so many stories like this of indigenous people struggling to protect their homes and ultimately, our home. A friend’s son works on similar issues in Africa and in Australia. You might enjoy the video he presented in Paris: https://theconversation.com/massive-road-and-rail-projects-could-be-africas-greatest-environmental-challenge-51188

    • auntyuta December 12, 2015 at 5:29 am #

      Indeed, Linda, what a struggle it is. Thank you so much for that link to another video that was presented in Paris.
      We have the chance to become aware a bit of all these issues via the internet Our main media however does not always inform us about the things that are of general importance.

      • rangewriter December 12, 2015 at 10:49 am #

        That would be an under-statment for sure regarding American media!

  2. stuartbramhall December 12, 2015 at 9:04 am #

    Here in Ne,w Plymouth, residents are also battling multinational oil companies who are despoiling our pristine environment with their fracking rigs. The good news is that Shell, one of the main ones, is talking about leaving: http://www.stuff.co.nz/business/74955666/Shell-considers-selling-its-NZ-assets-after-more-than-a-century

    • auntyuta December 12, 2015 at 9:42 am #

      Shell talking about leaving, Stuart? Well, I think this is the best thing they can do.! 🙂

  3. giselzitrone December 13, 2015 at 8:28 am #


    Hallo liebe Ute liebe Grüße von mir hatte wenig Zeit aber es geht mir auch etwas besser war auch was Krank.Ich wünsche dir einen schönen besinnlichen 3 Advent liebe Grüße und Umarmung Gislinde

    • auntyuta December 13, 2015 at 2:33 pm #

      Liebe Gislinde, ich danke dir für die lieben Grüsse und hoffe, dass du auch einen recht schönen 3. Advents Sonntag haben wirst. Viele liebe Grüsse und eine Umarmung zurück von mir, Uta. 🙂

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