On Sunday, March 17, 2013, at around 8 pm, the President of the Xinca Indigenous Parliament and three other Xinca leaders were abducted by a group of heavily armed masked men while on their way home from observing a public referendum on Tahoe's Escobal mine in El Volcancito, San Rafael Las Flores,
ACT NOW for Ecuador's Rainforests and Indigenous Nations! http://www.rainforestportal.org/shared/alerts/sendsm.aspx?id=ecuador_oil Please support Ecuador's Kichwa villagers, who the Guardian newspaper reports vow to resist oil prospecting by state-backed company Petroamazonas at all costs.
"We express ourselves through loving nature, loving life, loving humans, loving the past, loving the present, loving the future… I, like other comrades who suffer judicial persecution, try to defend humanity. In it's entirety, not just the indigenous or garifuna but all human beings. This is our
All too often, people throw trash out of their car windows, lose trash and let it blow away, leave trash on the beaches and in parks. We realize that we can't control the actions of others, but let us take a pledge today, to pick up litter and properly throw it away. Pledge to plant the seeds of
by Amazon Watch
The Ecuadorian government's recent launch of a bidding round for 16 new oil blocks in southeastern Ecuador is one of the greatest threats to some of the last remaining tracts of primary forest in the Amazon. The oil blocks, covering nearly 10 million acres of virgin rainforest, are poised to
Pūnana Leo o Mānoa is such a preschool serving children ages 3-5 and their families. The school is run and maintained by parents and teachers. In 1995, the school first opened its doors at Kawaiahaʻo Church. In the last few years, the churchʻs strategic priorities changed and our preschool had