March 30, 2020 – El Tiempo A project with the Amazon Conservation Team seeks to translate major rulings that defend their rights. The Colombian Constitutional Court formalized with the Amazon Conservation Team a partnership whose purpose is to strengthen the dissemination of and access to the most significant decisions that the high court has issued…

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Bulletin No. 44 Bogotá, March 27, 2020. The Colombian Constitutional Court and the Amazon Conservation Team will work together to share with the nation’s indigenous communities the guarantees and protection of their rights, as well as the jurisprudence that the Court has developed in defense of their interests. Alberto Rojas Ríos, the President of the…

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Boletín No. 44 Bogotá, 27 de marzo de 2020. El presidente de la Corte, Alberto Rojas Ríos y la directora de Amazon Conservation Team en Colombia, Carolina María Gil Sánchez, suscribieron un Memorando de Entendimiento interinstitucional para fortalecer la divulgación y el acceso a las decisiones de la Corporación por parte de las comunidades étnicas…

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On this path of leadership, and as long as I can remember, I have experienced war. By: Waira Nina Jacanamijoy Mutumbajoy Original article appears in El Tiempo May 28, 2019 I have the honor of providing this space to Waira Nina Jacanamijoy Mutumbajoy, an artist and leader of the Inga people of the Yurayaco community…

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Ensuring the collective survival of indigenous peoples requires guaranteeing their rights and access to traditional lands. In Colombia, indigenous peoples’ struggle for ancestral land rights has been ongoing for more than four centuries, marked by collective mobilization and pressure before official entities. In Colombia, almost 500,000 indigenous people lack official recognition of their collective land…

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Two of ACT’s objectives in our work at Jaba Tañiwashkaka, a coastal sacred site of the indigenous peoples of Colombia’s Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta region, are to increase the territorial management capacity of indigenous leadership and to establish conservation agreements between the local indigenous and non-indigenous communities. In contexts like the Sierra Nevada de…

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A field team from ACT traveled to the Curare – Los Ingleses Indigenous Reserve in the Colombian Amazon in July to assist local communities in the creation of a detailed management plan for their rainforest territories that integrates western and traditional perspectives to achieve sound conservation practices. Amazingly, this remote reserve has spearheaded national efforts…

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Let’s start with a question. If you lived in South America, and had to run away from society, where would you hide? The most remote areas of the Amazon, where thousands of small rivers are born and eventually become giant waterways—which along the way irrigate millions of trees, and in their final destination feed the…

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