« Us, we are different. We have never thought of sending our people onto the white people’s land to destroy everything without saying a word!
White people may find themselves very clever, but their thought remains set on these bad things they always covet. It is also because of these things that they mistreat all those who stand in their way.
They dig in the bed of water sources and destroy the hills to look for gold.
Since the white people surrounded us, they have constantly destroyed us with their diseases and weapons.
They are the ones who are truly fierce! »
- Yanomami spokesman and shaman Davi Kopenawa
Gold mining and the indiscriminate use of mercury to ferret out gold are turning swaths of the world’s most biodiverse ecosystems into a nightmarish moonscape!
Please watch this 4 minute 18 second film showing a fire sculpture performance in Paris created to protest ongoing destruction of the rainforest and the degradation of indigenous lives – with chanting by Michaël Le Cerf:
Please also watch this 48 second film of the light installation « Yanomami shamans struggle against xawara smoke of epidemics » included here:THE EXHIBITION IS PROLONGED – “Pas de Cartier !” – Yanomami and Trees – Gold Mining and Gold Luxury items / COVID-19 propagated by Gold Miners…now through November 12th 2021
PLEASE DO NOT BUY OR USE GOLD!
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…
And please give gifts that don’t destroy nature and the lives of indigenous peoples!