Tashka and Laura Yawanawá: The Amazon belongs to humanity -- let's protect it together
Tashka i Laura Yawanawá: Amazonija pripada čovječanstvu - zaštitimo je zajedno
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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dana da dođemo ovdje.
to the spirit of the rainforest.
s duhom kišne šume.
to the whole of humanity.
many of you know
just the indigenous people,
samo na autohtono stanovništvo.
if I burn everything,
primjerice, ako napravim požar,
comes to my country.
kad počne kišiti u mojoj zemlji.
to the global village.
pripadamo globalnom selu.
as the indigenous do in the world.
kao što to čini autohtono stanovništvo.
with our hearts crying.
pred vama uplakanih srdaca.
are being destroyed.
humanity two options.
nudi dvije mogućnosti.
to destroy and exterminate
da sudjelujete u uništenju
our cultures that go with it.
into an opportunity
and their cultures.
kišne šume i tamošnje kulture.
we created a life plan,
osmislili smo životni plan.
of how we want to secure our territory.
kojih želimo zaštititi svoj teritorij.
200,000 hectares of rainforest.
200.000 hektara kišne šume,
for us to secure our land,
kako zaštititi svoju zemlju,
all civil society,
for many, many ... for centuries.
to scream to the world
our territory, our nature.
svoj teritorij i prirodu.
that I would love to leave to you.
bih vas željela ostaviti.
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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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