Tashka and Laura Yawanawá: The Amazon belongs to humanity -- let's protect it together
Tashka a Laura Yawanawá: Amazonie patří lidstvu ‒ společně ji chraňme
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.
s duchem deštného pralesa.
to the whole of humanity.
many of you know
just the indigenous people,
jen domorodé obyvatele,
if I burn everything,
pokud vše spálíme,
až začne na vánoce sněžit.
pocítíme následky, až u nás bude pršet.
comes to my country.
to the global village.
do jedné globální vesnice.
as the indigenous do in the world.
jako to dělají domorodci.
with our hearts crying.
Jsme zde se smutkem v srdcích.
are being destroyed.
humanity two options.
to destroy and exterminate
že napomůžete zničit a vyhladit
our cultures that go with it.
a kultury s nimi spojené.
into an opportunity
and their cultures.
we created a life plan,
jsme si určili plán našeho rozvoje,
of how we want to secure our territory.
jak ochránit naše území.
200,000 hectares of rainforest.
for us to secure our land,
na záchranu našeho území,
all civil society,
všechny občanské společnosti,
for many, many ... for centuries.
to scream to the world
our territory, our nature.
teritorium, naši přírodu.
that I would love to leave to you.
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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