In August, PBI accompanied the Inter-Church Justice and Peace Commission in the indigenous community of Chageradó, located in the Río Chageradó reservation in the municipality of Murindó. There, an assembly was held between authorities and members of the eleven communities of the two resguardo of the municipality, Río Chageradó and Río Murindó. One of the main topics of this meeting was how to tackle the problem of land mines that are affecting the whole municipality. They also discussed how to preserve the model of ancestral life of the Emberá indigenous communities, their rights and their sacred land.
With the dawn comes rain, which is normal in Putumayo, or at least that is what they tell us about the rainy season in this beautiful department at the edges of the Amazon region. We thought the flight would be delayed, but it arrives early, Continue reading Solidarity with community struggles to defend the environment in Putumayo
An indigenous community from the region of La Montaña (state of Guerrero) have been waging a legal battle since 2011 to prevent their lands from being conceeded to mining companies. Continue reading Mexico: The struggle of the Me’Phaa against mining
There are two rivers in the small village of Alto Guayabal, the smallest is turquoise in colour and is called Jancadía and the largest is amber-green in colour and is called Jiguamiandó which means river that brings fever in the Emberá indigenous language. Continue reading Beautiful Mother Earth
The Jiw and Sikuani indigenous peoples are engaged in a lengthy battle for the return of ancestral lands where, in keeping with their culture and traditions, they wish to subsist by hunting and fishing. Continue reading The Jiw and Sikuani fight for their ancestral lands