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Empowering Indigenous People in the Peruvian Amazon

Published: June 8, 2007, Author: AngelSupport
Empowering Indigenous People in the Peruvian Amazon

The Shipibo of the Pucalipa region of Central Amazon in eastern Peru plan to host a gathering of Fourth World communities of the Ucayali Rio on June 21-23 to call attention to the serious loss of Amazon ecosystems to intrusive agriculture resulting in a 40% loss undermining native cultures, threatening life and natural water sheds. Brazil, Peru and Venezuela together have development policies that pay lip service to the ecology and native peoples, but the results are disastrous. Fourth World Nations like the Shipibo are taking the initiative to reverse the negative trends of destructive development.

Chief George Manuel Memorial Indigenous Library

The library is dedicated to the memory of Secwepemc Chief George Manuel (1921-1989), to the nations of the Fourth World and to the elders and generations to come.

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