Grants in South America

Interethnic Development Association of the Peruvian Rainforest (AIDESEP)
2005
$1,000 to support a 5 day workshop in the Peruvian Amazon to be attended by 150 chiefs and leaders of 50 Indigenous communities, as well as representatives from regional, national and international Indigenous organizations in order to inform leaders about the environmental, social and cultural impacts of oil activities and gather information on the impacts already generated by seismic exploration by Repsol in the Ucayali region.
Land is Life
2005
$2,000 to support two members of the Zapara community from the Ecuadorian Amazon to travel to the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues and a training preceding the Forum to build capacity for representatives from over 20 Indigenous communities around the world to strengthen their ability to participate in the meeting and other international gatherings effectively.
Traditional U'wa Authority
2004
$7,500 to provide general support for U'wa efforts to build capacity, expand leadership training and experience for women in the community, support a legal team to defend U'wa land claims, and build alliances through grassroots organizing with surrounding communities.
Land is Life
2004
$5,000 grant for an emergency request from community leader Moi Enomenga to support the mobilization via helicopter of 120 Huaorani to attend a Congress to elect new Huaorani leadership that will reverse the position of the current leadership and honor the will of the community members to stand up against new oil development on their territory, including declaring null and void an agreement that had been reached with Petrobras to drill on Huaorani territory.
Bi-National Coordinating Committee of the Achuar Nationality of Ecuador and Peru (COBNAEP)
2004
$5,000 to support the Achuar people in Peru to hold an assembly with their official federations and representatives of 40 Achuar communities to pass an official declaration to clarify the Achuar peoples’ opposition to any oil development on their land.