lundi 19 septembre 2016

Indigenous activist advocates passionately for her community and her land

Indigenous leader Patricia Gualinga (center) speaks with Leila Salazar-López (left)
 and Alec Baldwin 
about her activism at the Social Good Summit on Sept. 19, 2016.
19/09/2016 -

Indigenous leader Patricia Gualinga lives in the middle of the Amazon rainforest, where oil, minerals and lumber are abundant. She says her people, the Kichwa people of Sarayaku, are one with the land. 

It's land companies and miners are hungry to destroy. But Gualinga won't let that happen.
For the past 25 years, Gualinga has been tirelessly dedicated to keeping oil, mineral and lumber extraction off of Sarayaku land.
At the 2016 Social Good Summit on Monday, Gualinga — who is the international representative for the Kichwa of Sarayaku of the Ecuadorian Amazon — spoke with actor and advocate Alec Baldwin about her fight to keep indigenous land pure, while also curbing climate change. Gualinga's answers were translated into English for the discussion by Leila Salazar-López, executive director of ... Read More