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Resistance from below to territorial dispossession and destruction in the Amazon
What are the threats facing the Amazon and how are Amazonian Peoples organisingto defend their collective territories, rights and futures? Join this session to learn from
and exchange with community leaders from Brazil, Peru and Guyana about their
struggles to protect their forests, lands and waters against land invasions,
agribusiness, illegal logging and mining, narcotics expansion, oil and gas extraction,
infrastructure megaprojects and exclusionary colonial conservation projects.
The session aims to create a platform for voices of the Amazon region to share their
experiences of the assaults on their land, culture and lives as well as the resistance
they are offering to invasive extractivist projects. Through a process of sharing and
then dialogue with the audience, the session seeks to create a better understanding
of what is at stake in Amazonia right now and develop solidarity for these struggles
which are part of the climate justice struggle.
Contributors: Marisol García Apagüeño, Kichwa leader from the community Tupac Amaruand currently secretary of the Federation of Kichwa Indigenous Peoples ofChazuta, Amazonia (FEPIKECHA). She also serves on the board of theCoordinator for the Development and Defence of Indigenous Peoples of theSan Martin Region (CODEPISAM), a regional Indigenous federation part ofAIDESEP, Peru.● Miguel Guimaraes, vice-president of the Interethnic Association for theDevelopment of the Peruvian Rainforest (AIDESEP) and former president ofthe Federation of Native Communities of Ucayali and Tributaries (FECONAU),Peru.● Wapichan leaders Mackie or Kokoi, South Rupununi District Council (SRDC),Guyana.● Raione Lima (Pastoral Land Commission)● Frede Renero (Movement of People Affected by Dams)FacilitatorsFPPInesc