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All Protect-An-Acre Grants

The Maya Leaders Alliance
2008
$4,000 to support a Supreme Court lawsuit that seeks to force the government to comply with its commitment to abstain from carrying out activities that might affect the value and use of Maya lands in the rainforests of southern Belize without informed consent and the development of a mechanism through which communities can apply to have their lands demarcated. This will also support a mobilization of over 200 community members to attend the trial and speak with national media.
Grassy Narrows Women’s Drum Group
2008
$5,000 to support a three day gathering of youth from Grassy Narrows (who were the catalysts and initiators of the community’s blockade of their traditional territory) and other First Nations communities.
Boreal Action Project
2008
$3,000 to support a cross-cultural action camp in Manitoba, Canada between urban activists and youth and Elders from Indigenous communities to discuss methods of furthering mutual goals and build campaign, media, and direct action skills.
Asociación Interétnica de Desarrollo de la Selva Peruana (AIDESEP)
2008
$3,000 to provide emergency support to the Indigenous movement in the Peruvian Amazon carrying out blockades to demand a suspension of oil, gas and mining concessions in the Amazon, and the repeal of several new laws drafted to comply with a free trade agreement with the United States, which take away community land rights and allow companies to enter Indigenous land with no prior consultation or even warning.
Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition (OVEC)
2008
$2,500 to support OVEC's efforts to stop mountaintop removal in West Virginia and to acquire security equipment needed for community leader Maria Gunnoe's safety as she faces ongoing harassment and intimidation due to her role as a spokesperson and organizer.