A Message Of Indigenous Resistance And Inspiration From The Amazon
By Nemonte Nenquimo
Posted January 18, 2019
I am Nemonte Nenquimo. My name means Many Stars. My people are the Waorani and our forest is our home. I am a Waorani woman and a mother.
Our ancestors defended our way of life for generations with spears. But the threats we face now cannot be confronted with spears alone.
Two moons from now, the government plans to auction our territory to the oil companies. If we do not stop them, the company will get a foothold in our lands. They will bring money, sickness and contamination. They will try to divide our families and change our way of thinking. More…
Indigenous ancestral lands and traditional values and lifestyles are being threatened by big corporations interested only in profits.
As consumers and customers of these corporations, what tools are at our disposal to influence their policies? Should we patronizing them?