Media

By: Camila Tovar
Publication: ¡Pacifista! (December 2015)
Recently, a comprehensive indigenous public policy was officially signed by the government of Colombia’s Caquetá region. The policy—drafted by seven indigenous groups with technical assistance from ACT—will, for the first time, provide a platform for the indigenous communities to have a say in Caquetá’s future.
By: Camila Tovar
Publication: ¡Pacifista! (December 2015)
In the past several years, the indigenous peoples of the Colombian department of Caquetá have taken enormous steps forward in asserting their rights, creating a representative body and crafting a recently ratified indigenous public policy for the region. ACT guided and assisted the communities through these processes.
By: Mark J. Plotkin
Publication: Americas Quarterly (November 2015)

The U.S. writer H.L. Mencken famously remarked, “There is always a well-known solution to every human problem — neat, plausible and wrong.” The question of how to protect the Amazon’s isolated tribes certainly falls under this principle.

By: Mariana Escobar Roldán
Publication: El Espectador (May 2013)

Five centuries ago, before the Spanish made their way to the Caribbean on their route to the Indies, a major portion of the communities of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta lived along the ocean, undertook long journeys in search of fish, and gathered caracuchas, similar to a snail, which they consumed crushed and mixed with coca leaves in order to improve their thinking and communication.
"The sea was our mother”: so says the creation myth of the Kogi.

By: Alexa Ramírez
Publication: El Lider (May 2013)

An agreement for 1.3 billion pesos to be disbursed from a special government royalty collection fund was signed yesterday between the Governor of Caquetá and indigenous communities in the department.
The signing of this agreement is intended to support the organizational strengthening of at least 12 indigenous groups in the department, a process that will be led by the communities themselves, as related by Wairanina Jacanamejoy Mutumbajoy, coordinator of the Departmental Indigenous Council.

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Publication: RAISG (May 2013)

As a partner within the RAISG network through ACT-Suriname, ACT is delighted to announce the publication of the RAISG atlas “Amazonia under Pressure.” RAISG (Red Amazónica de Información Socioambiental Georeferenciada) is a collective of organizations working in Amazonia that utilize and share georeferenced socio-environmental information to achieve pan-Amazonian representations of the environmental and social health of the region.

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Publication: Agence France-Presse (February 2013)

Jane Goodall greets the audience by imitating a chimpanzee, then launches into an hour-long talk on her relationship with apes and how, from being a primatologist, she became an activist to protect them.

At 78, Goodall, who has 53 years of studying chimps behind her, is still criss-crossing the planet to raise the awareness of populations and their leaders on the fate of the apes and the need to protect the environment.

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