Tashka and Laura Yawanawá: The Amazon belongs to humanity -- let's protect it together
Taška i Laura Javanava (Tashka and Laura Yawanawá): Amazonija pripada čovečanstvu - 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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to the spirit of the rainforest.
to the whole of humanity.
pripada celom čovečanstvu.
many of you know
da mnogi od vas znaju
just the indigenous people,
samo na starosedeoce,
if I burn everything,
ako zapalimo sve,
comes to my country.
koja će padati u mojoj zemlji.
to the global village.
da svi pripadamo globalnom selu.
as the indigenous do in the world.
kao što to rade starosedeoci u svetu.
da se probudimo, da se ujedinimo.
with our hearts crying.
Došli smo ovde ranjenih srca.
are being destroyed.
humanity two options.
to destroy and exterminate
uništenju i nestanku
our cultures that go with it.
naših kultura koje su u njima.
into an opportunity
and their cultures.
we created a life plan,
of how we want to secure our territory.
da osiguramo našu teritoriju.
200,000 hectares of rainforest.
for us to secure our land,
kako da osiguramo našu zemlju,
all civil society,
for many, many ... for centuries.
to scream to the world
our territory, our nature.
našu teritoriju, našu prirodu.
da će ova kriza naučiti ljude
that I would love to leave to you.
koju želim da vam ostavim.
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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