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What We Experience When We Walk Through the Mountains

September 30, 2019

What We Experience When We Walk Through the Mountains by María Fernanda Franco, Putumayo Process, ACT-Colombia Each time I have returned from an expedition in the territories in…

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From the Amazon to the Great Lakes: Sharing Knowledge and Mapping Oral Histories with First Nations Communities in Canada

July 9, 2019

For many communities across the world, like the indigenous communities of the Americas, oral history storytelling is a cultural tradition imbued with traditional knowledge and…

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Training Children and Youth as Bird Watchers of the Amazon-Andes Transition Region

April 25, 2019

“Exploring our Territory Through Birds” is a program through which ACT and Alas de Putumayo motivate children to study the different habitats of the birds of Putumayo.

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ACT Indigenous Fellowship Program

April 23, 2019

The Amazon Conservation Team (ACT) has established an Indigenous Fellowship Program in partnership with Colombia’s Universidad Externado to provide indigenous college students with the opportunity to better understand the functioning of international cooperation agencies, international conventions, and funding aimed at supporting the rights of indigenous communities.

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Sustainable Income-Generating Projects in the Forests of Suriname

December 18, 2018

For indigenous and tribal cultures, increasing involvement in global culture and new technologies, such as mobile phone networks, has led to increasing dependence upon cash…

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Collective Empowerment in the Yunguillo Reserve of Colombia’s Inga People

December 17, 2018

In memory of the three youth of the Yunguillo reserve murdered in September 2018. ACT works with the Inga indigenous people of theYunguillo Reserve, located…

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Oral Histories: Helping the Kogui Manage their Territory

December 3, 2018

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…

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Using Satellite Technology to Protect Isolated Tribes in the Amazon Rainforest

November 28, 2018

A field team from ACT traveled to the Curare – Los Ingleses Indigenous Reserve in the Colombian Amazon in July to assist local communities in…

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What is the correlation between the protection of indigenous peoples in voluntary isolation and the protection of the Amazon?

November 26, 2018

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…

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Conserving the Vast Biodiversity of the Colombian Amazon

November 19, 2018

The great wealth of biodiversity present in the Amazon is at serious risk of disappearing due to several threats, which must be addressed through the…

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