Grants in South America

Coordination of Mapuche Organizations and Territorial Identities
2003
$500 to support a Mapuche organized counter-summit to the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Forum in Pucon, Chile, a region that has a large Mapuche population.
Association of Indigenous Communities of Sarayaku (TAYJA SARUTA)
2003
$1,500 to support the Kichwa community of Sarayaku, which has been experiencing the militarization of their traditional territory to provide "security" for multinational oil companies, including Burlington Resources from the United States and CGC from Argentina, which are carrying out seismic testing in the region even though the people of Sarayaku are staunchly opposed to oil development on their land. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g4u8HjLqOdU
Kaxinawa Rubber Tappers Association of Rio Jordão
2003
$2,500 to support the Huni Kuin Cooperative, which works to generate income for families, obtain title to additional Kaxinawa traditional territory between the Jordão and Tarauacu rivers, create new extractive reserves, and monitor illegal logging.
National Zapara Organization of the Ecuadorian Amazon
2002
$5,000 to support the production of an illustrated trilingual children’s book written by and for the Zapara community that can be used at the local, national and international level to strengthen the community’s language and cultural revitalization efforts and illustrate the community’s relationship with its rainforest home to help its efforts to stop oil exploitation on traditional land.
Mapu Lahual de la Butahuilimapu Indigenous Association
2002
$5,000 to support Mapuche Huilliche leaders who are working for the implementation of the first Network of Indigenous Owned Protected Areas (MAPU LAHUAL), which will benefit 6 different coastal Indigenous communities.