This initiative serves to highlight the importance and contributions of the indigenous population to the development of Colombian society.

The Amazon Conservation Team and the Colombian Constitutional Court have joined forces to culturally and idiomatically interpret the most significant rulings of the Colombian Constitutional Court with respect to the protection of the nation’s ethnic communities. In a first project phase, the partners and indigenous community members adapted these rulings to 26 of the nation’s 65 languages.

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Por primera vez, se unen fuerzas para interpretar cultural e idiomáticamente las sentencias más emblemáticas de la Corte Constitucional colombiana, en temas de defensa de las comunidades étnicas. Amazon Conservation Team se alió con la Corte Constitucional para, en una primera etapa, trabajar con 26 lenguas de las 65 que tiene el país. Este esfuerzo plantea un precedente para la defensa de los derechos de los indígenas, su autodeterminación y gobernanza, además fortalece lo dictado por la Constitución Política de Colombia de 1991 y la sociedad pluralista que espera ser.

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Boats delivering supplies in Medio Rio Caqueta

The pandemic is hitting indigenous communities of the Amazon from all sides. They are in dire need of support to ward off the virus and save human lives right now, and to protect their cultures and forests from mounting ecological threats and economic pressures.

ACT is continuing to scale our efforts to support communities in tackling this critical issue from within in alliance with local organizations and government agencies. In areas where aid is simply not available or public services lack the capacity or will to independently reach communities in need, our work has been indispensable.

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