Lenin Montahuano (Yanda Twaru)

Country of Origin: Ecuador

Yanda was born in the community of Llanchama Cocha, Pastaza province, in the deep Ecuadorian Amazon and currently lives in the city of Puyo, where he works as the head of communications for the Sapara people.

Thanks to the knowledge of my people and our struggle, we have visited many countries speaking about how our planet, our cultures are disappearing and being destroyed by oil and mining companies. I am a ‘Digital Spearhead’ communicator from the great Amazon and on this journey I have learnt to edit videos, use a camera, make radio programmes, etc. We are the new carers of the planet, the spokespeople of the new generation which will come to continue caring for the last which remains of Nature.

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