Tashka and Laura Yawanawá: The Amazon belongs to humanity -- let's protect it together
Tashka e Laura Yawanawá: O Amazonas perténcelle á humanidade, protexámolo xuntos
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.
to the whole of humanity.
a toda a humanidade.
many of you know
que moitos sabedes
just the indigenous people,
non afecta só aos indíxenas,
if I burn everything,
se queimo todo,
comes to my country.
chegue ao meu país.
to the global village.
do pobo global.
pertence á humanidade,
as the indigenous do in the world.
tanto como o facemos os indíxenas.
da nosa parte.
with our hearts crying.
are being destroyed.
están sendo destruídos.
humanity two options.
to destroy and exterminate
destruír e exterminar
our cultures that go with it.
e as culturas que dependen deles.
into an opportunity
and their cultures.
we created a life plan,
creamos un plan de vida,
of how we want to secure our territory.
para asegurar o noso territorio.
200,000 hectares of rainforest.
200.000 hectáreas de selva.
for us to secure our land,
para que aseguremos a terra,
all civil society,
a toda a sociedade civil,
for many, many ... for centuries.
to scream to the world
our territory, our nature.
o noso territorio, a nosa natureza.
estalle ensinando á humanidade
that I would love to leave to you.
me gustaría deixarvos.
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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