Waorani, the People

The Waorani fight for clean water

Ecuador

Duration: 11:35


Available in 2 languages


Released: August 2015

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Nemonte Nenquimo is a young Waorani woman leader whose grandfather, Piyemo, was a legendary Waorani warrior who lived and hunted in what is today known as Yasuni National park. Now, Nemonte is returning to her grandfather’s homeland—a land transformed by oil companies and contamination—to bring clean water to the Waorani communities living in a dire situation along the Via Maxus oil road.

Learn more about this initiative at https://www.giveclearwater.org/.

Ceibo Alliance website: www.alianzaceibo.org

Amazon Frontlines: www.amazonfrontlines.org

Recognition to Land, Territories and Resources

Communities need ownership over their ancestral land in order to protect forests. With no formal land title traditional communities often face serious conflict when trying to evict illegal loggers, poachers and land grabbers. Who will believe their claims without precise maps and legal title deeds?

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