« But the white people are other people than us. Their thought remains constantly attached to their merchandise. They make it relentlessly and always desire new goods. They are already constantly killing each other for money in their cities and fighting other people for minerals and oil they take from the ground. But they do not seem concerned that they are making us all perish with the epidemic fumes that escape from all these things. They do not think that they are spoiling the earth and the sky and that they will never be able to recreate new ones. »
– Yanomami spokesman and shaman Davi Kopenawa
NO to Maduro’s Orinoco Mining Arc destruction of indigenous lands in Venezuela!
NO to Bolsonaro’s removal of protections for indigenous territories in Brazil!
PLEASE DO NOT BUY OR USE GOLD!
And please give gifts that don’t destroy nature and the lives of indigenous peoples!
Please see: Yanomami boy’s surprise in the jungle, a 38 second film by Barbara Crane Navarro:
And please see this 48 second film – Totemic Sculptures – Yanomami shamans struggle against xawara smoke of epidemics:https://barbara-navarro.com/2020/09/27/prolongation-exhibition-pas-de-cartier-yanomami-and-trees-gold-mining-and-gold-luxury-items-covid-19-propagated-by-gold-minersthrough-november-12th/