As the Yanomami spokesman Davi Kopenawa says in his book “The Falling Sky”: “In the past, we were not forced to talk about the forest with anger because we did not know all these white people land and tree eaters. Our thoughts were calm. We only listened to our own words and the xapiri spirit’s songs. This is what we want to be able to do again.
If your minds were not so closed, you would chase the earth eaters out of our forest! … You do not know how to do anything with the forest. You only know how to cut down and burn its trees, to dig holes in its floor and soil its watercourses. Yet it does not belong to you and none of you created it!
All these words have accumulated in me since I have known the white people. … Maybe they will finally tell themselves: ‘It is true! Our great men have no wisdom! Let’s not allow them to destroy the forest!’ I know that their elders will not easily listen to my talk because there thought has been set on minerals and merchandise for too long. “
Please help the Yanomami and other indigenous people suffering from the ravages of gold and diamond mining! Please do NOT buy Gold for Holiday gifts!
Say NO to Dirty Gold – NO to Blood Gold!