Autonomous actions a must to protect indigenous territory

The Embera Chamí indigenous people of the Resguardo Cañamomo Lomaprieta, an indigenous reserve located in the municipalities of Riosucio and Supia in Colombia, know all too well that when it comes to protecting their territory and upholding their rights, they need to move forward autonomously. 

Acciones autónomas: imprescindible para proteger Territorio Indígena

El Pueblo Embera Chamí del Resguardo Cañamomo Lomaprieta, una reserva indígena ubicada en las municipalidades de Riosucio y Supía en Colombia, conoce demasiado bien que a la hora de proteger su territorio y sostener sus derechos, tiene que avanzar autónomamente.

Press: Indigenous peoples of the Amazon share message with the world

Bogotá 25 April: We, the traditional authorities and elected leaders of the Uitoto, Muinane, Andoque and Nonuya peoples of the Middle Rio Caquetá region of the Colombian Amazon are in Bogotá between the 25th and 28th of April to represent our peoples and our Traditional Association of Indigenous Authorities - the Regional Indigenous Council of Middle Amazonas (CRIMA) in meetings with different State institutions and international agencies. We self-identify ourselves as the "People of the Centre" and heirs of the Green Territory of Life in the Amazon rainforest.

Prensa: Los Pueblos indígenas del Territorio de Vida enviamos un mensaje al mundo

Bogotá, Colombia – 25 de abril 2017: Autoridades tradicionales y líderes elegidos de los pueblos Uitoto, Muinane, Andoque y Nonuya del Medio Rio Caquetá de la región amazónica colombiana, quienes nos reconocemos como la “Gente de Centro” y herederos del Territorio Verde de Vida, venimos a Bogotá entre el 25 y el 28 de abril en representación de nuestros pueblos y nuestra Asociación Tradicional de Autoridades indígenas – Consejo Regional Indígena del Medio Amazonas (CRIMA) con el fin de sostener reuniones con diferentes instituciones del Estado y agencias inter

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


Violence escalates against the Sengwer of Embobut Forest, Kenya

Shortly after a visit from an EU delegation last week, Kenya Forest Service (KFS) guards based at Tangul, Kipsitono and Maron KFS camps carried out intensive evictions according to Sengwer witnesses, with KFS allegedly having since burnt down over 90 Sengwer homes and destroyed their property.