« Then I decided to defend it, and I thought: ‘This is good! Now that the white people have invented their ‘ecology’ talk, they must not just repeat it in vain to make new lies out of it. They must really protect the forest and all those who live there: the wildlife, the fish, the spirits, and the humans. »
- Yanomami shaman and spokesman Davi Kopenawa
Indigenous peoples use the water in the rivers and streams in their ancestral territories for drinking, cooking, bathing and fishing.
Gold mining and other extractive industries contaminate the water, poisoning people, wildlife and the soil.
Indigenous children also play in the rivers and streams near their homes.
Here’s a 38 second film of Namowë, the Yanomami boy, in his canoe:
Please help Indigenous peoples and Nature by boycotting all products from deforestation; gold, palm oil, exotic wood, soy, beef, etc.!