Tashka and Laura Yawanawá: The Amazon belongs to humanity -- let's protect it together
Tashka e Laura Yawanawá: A Amazônia pertence à humanidade; vamos protegê-la juntos
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.
com o espírito da floresta tropical.
to the whole of humanity.
pertence a toda a humanidade.
many of you know
que muitos de vocês sabem
just the indigenous people,
apenas os povos indígenas,
if I burn everything,
em minha comunidade, se eu queimar tudo,
comes to my country.
chegar ao meu país.
to the global village.
pertencemos à aldeia global.
pertence à humanidade,
as the indigenous do in the world.
como os indígenas cuidam no mundo.
fazendo nossa parte.
with our hearts crying.
com o coração em prantos.
mas meu coração está chorando,
are being destroyed.
estão sendo destruídas.
humanity two options.
duas opções à humanidade.
to destroy and exterminate
destruir e exterminar
our cultures that go with it.
as nossas culturas que as acompanham.
into an opportunity
essa crise em uma oportunidade
and their cultures.
e as culturas desses povos.
we created a life plan,
criamos um plano de vida,
of how we want to secure our territory.
queremos proteger nosso território.
200,000 hectares of rainforest.
de floresta tropical,
for us to secure our land,
para proteger nossa terra,
all civil society,
toda a sociedade civil,
for many, many ... for centuries.
muitos... há séculos.
to scream to the world
our territory, our nature.
nosso território, nossa natureza.
está ensinando à humanidade
that I would love to leave to you.
que eu adoraria deixar para vocês:
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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