2009 Goldman Environment Prize awarded to the Saramaka - acceptance speech and link to film on the case

2009 Goldman Environment Prize awarded to the Saramaka - acceptance speech and link to film on the case

At a ceremony in San Francisco this award was made to the leaders of the Saramaka Maroon community for their work on the 2007 Saramaka People v. Suriname case decided by the Inter-American Court of Human Rights. This case ultimately led to a landmark ruling for indigenous and tribal peoples throughout the Americas to control resource exploitation in their territories.

  • Acceptance speech by S Hugo Jabini on behalf of himself and Head Captain Wanze (click on pdf attachment)
  • For a 5-minute film on the case, click on the link (Goldman Environment Prize website).