Grants in South America

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.
Instituto Raoni
2002
$2,500 to support a meeting of all Indigenous peoples of the Xingu valley being organized by the Kayapo to coordinate a united response to dams, pollution, ecological destruction, and invasion of Indigenous territories by colonizers.
Independent Federation of the Shuar Nation of Ecuador (FIPSE)
2001
$503 to support a mobilization by FIPSE against Burlington Resources, which is illegally negotiating with Shuar individuals rather than FIPSE, one of the two legitimate Shuar representative bodies, as an effort to use ‘divide and conquer’ tactics to neutralize community resistance in the northern Ecuadorian Amazon.
Acción por la Vida
2001
$4,000 to support an effort to prevent the construction of Ecuador’s OCP oil pipeline through the ecologically prized Mindo-Nambillo Cloudforest.