Tashka and Laura Yawanawá: The Amazon belongs to humanity -- let's protect it together
Tashka i Laura Yawanawá: L'Amazones és de la humanitat, protegim-lo junts
Chief Tashka Yawanawá and Laura Yawanawá represent the critical perspective often missed in the discussions about the future of indigenous people in Brazil: that of the indigenous people themselves. Full bio
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to the spirit of the rainforest.
amb l'esperit de la selva.
to the whole of humanity.
pertany a tota la humanitat.
com una cosa viva.
many of you know
que la majoria sabeu
just the indigenous people,
afecta les persones indígenes,
if I burn everything,
a la meva comunitat, si es crema tot,
comes to my country.
quan plogui al meu país.
to the global village.
a un poble global.
l'Amazones pertany a la humanitat,
la mateixa que els indígenes.
as the indigenous do in the world.
with our hearts crying.
Ens plora el cor.
però el cor em plora,
are being destroyed.
molts dels nostres boscos.
humanity two options.
dues opcions a la humanitat.
to destroy and exterminate
destruir i exterminar
our cultures that go with it.
totes les cultures que hi van lligades.
into an opportunity
en una oportunitat
and their cultures.
i les seves cultures.
we created a life plan,
hem creat un pla de vida,
of how we want to secure our territory.
per protegir el nostre territori.
200,000 hectares of rainforest.
200.000 hectàrees de selva.
for us to secure our land,
per protegir el nostre territori,
all civil society,
tots els ciutadans,
for many, many ... for centuries.
to scream to the world
our territory, our nature.
la nostra natura.
està fent veure a la humanitat
that I would love to leave to you.
que m'agradaria donar-vos.
ABOUT THE SPEAKERTashka and Laura Yawanawá - Leaders of the Yawanawá
Chief Tashka Yawanawá and Laura Yawanawá represent the critical perspective often missed in the discussions about the future of indigenous people in Brazil: that of the indigenous people themselves.
Why you should listen
For Tashka and Laura Yawanawá, leaders of the Yawanawá people living in the Acre region of Brazil, engagement with the world begins with his people’s right to self-determination and self-worth.
The son of a former leader of the Yawanawá, as a boy Tashka witnessed the near annihilation of his culture by the New Tribes Mission and by the pressure of economic interests. He studied in the United States and visited other indigenous communities. With other tribal leaders in the Amazon, he is working to restore dignity, identity and a sustainable economic future to indigenous populations, founded on their own values, culture and definition of prosperity.
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