« We people of the forest only have pleasure in the evocation of generous men. This is why we possess few things, and we are satisfied with that.
But the white people are other people than us. Their merchandise is also not as precious as they say. It is only their great fear of lacking it that makes them weigh down its value.
They only set their gaze on what surrounds them: merchandise, television, and money. This is why they ignore us and are so unconcerned that we die of their epidemic fumes.
Today our enemies are the gold prospectors, the cattle ranchers, and all those who want to seize our land. »
– Yanomami spokesman and shaman Davi Kopenawa
As much as 75% of the gold extracted each year is used for jewelry, watches and other vain and futile status symbols sold by Cartier and other corporations in the luxury industry as well as discount retailers worldwide.
Tens of thousands of rainforest trees must be uprooted, hundreds of tons of soil mined and mixed with dozens of tons of toxic environmental pollutants that contaminate indigenous lands for that one special gold ring…
PLEASE DO NOT BUY OR USE GOLD!
And please give gifts that don’t destroy nature and the lives of indigenous peoples!
Please watch this 3 minute 45 second film showing a Yanomami comunal house in Amazonas, Venezuela and the art exhibitions and fire sculpture performance created to protest ongoing destruction of the rainforest and the degradation of indigenous lives:
Please also watch this 48 second film of the light installation « Yanomami shamans struggle against xawara smoke of epidemics » included here: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/