Indigenous peoples in Colombia call for changes to international forest and climate programme

The Nonuya, Uitoto, Muinane and Andoque peoples of the Colombian Amazon, who self-identify as the ‘People of the Centre’, are calling for more information and substantive changes in the design of the Indigenous Peoples component of the Vision Amazonia forest and climate programme funded by the UK, Germany and Norway, including clear mechanisms to uphold land and territorial rights.

Pueblos indígenas en Colombia piden cambios en el programa internacional de bosques y clima

Los pueblos Nonuya, Uitoto, Muinane y Andoque de la Amazonía colombiana, que se autoidentifican como la “Gente de Centro” piden una mayor información y cambios sustantivos en el diseño del componente de los pueblos indígenas del programa  sobre bosques y clima Visión Amazonía financiado por el Reino Unido, Alemania y Noruega, incluyendo mecanismos claros para defender los derechos territoriales y sobre las tierras.

Land Rights Now: Plant a tree for the Resguardo

“We must restore the forests and protect the water basins so that the spirit of the water is back with us. Only in this way will the songs of the birds and the sound of the wind through the branches of the trees return to serenade the dawn, and from the lagoons will our spirits emerge to help our doctors heal the earth.”

Hector Jaime Vinasco ex-Governor of the Resguardo and coordinator of the program