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All Protect-An-Acre Grants

The Borneo Project (on behalf of 3 Indigenous communities)
2006
$5,000 for 3 new community-based initiatives to protect primary forest at the headwaters of 3 rivers in Malaysian Borneo, with activities to include participatory planning, proposal development, watershed mapping training, negotiation and demarcation of 3,000+ acres that will result in customary rights for the communities and permanently protected forest.
Papua New Guinea Eco-Forestry Forum
2006
$5,000 to support PNG EFF’s efforts to challenge recent logging permits in order to save 920,000 hectares of pristine tropical rainforest from large-scale commercial logging and to establish a legal precedent to ensure all laws governing the management of forestry resources are adhered to.
Grassy Narrows Women's Drum Group
2006
$2,170 to support a three day gathering of youth from Grassy Narrows (who were the catalysts and initiators of the community's now 4-year blockade) and other First Nations communities, including workshops on traditional skills and leadership building, sweat lodges and traditional feasts and discussions led by Indigenous leaders on tribal and treaty history and Indigenous land rights.
Interethnic Development Association of the Peruvian Rainforest (AIDESEP)
2006
$3,000 in support for the opening of Escuela Senen Soi, a training program by and for Indigenous leaders of the Peruvian Amazon to build skills related to the defense of the human rights and the environment. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hQIWb_CpIG8
Grassy Narrows Environmental Committee
2006
5,000 to support travel expenses for 7 members of Grassy Narrows, including youth and chaperones, and one leader from the KI community to go to southern Ontario for a week of activities in support of the First Nations National Day of Action, including erecting a nine-meter teepee on the front lawn of the Ontario legislature.