Grants in South America

National Zapara Association of the Pastaza Province of Ecuador
2000
$5,002 to continue the effort to secure the Zapara Nation's legal title to 988,000 acres of what remains of their ancestral territory.
National Zapara Association of the Pastaza Province of Ecuador
1999
$5,004 to help secure the Zapara Nation's legal title to 988,000 acres of what remains of their ancestral territory, preserving the integrity of both the Zapara culture and one of the purest, most biodiverse regions in the Ecuadorian rainforest.
Traditional U'wa Authority
1999
$13,640 to help fund a mass mobilization by the U'wa, who have been resisting attempts by Occidental Petroleum to drill for oil on their traditional land for years.
Censat Agua Viva
1999
$2,001 to help organize a two-day workshop on oil exploration in the rainforest and its impacts on forest ecosystems and Indigenous peoples, including a visit to an oil drilling site and a strategy session on how to strengthen organizing techniques of local communities and national and international grassroots organizations.
Censat Agua Viva
1999
$10,000 to help the U'wa to protect their sacred land against Occidental’s attempts to drill for oil.