«They made money proliferate everywhere.
By wanting to possess all this merchandise, they were seized by a limitless desire.
The white people started cutting all the trees, mistreating the land and soiling the water…»
- Yanomami shaman and spokesman Davi Kopenawa
Indigenous peoples use the water in the rivers and streams in their ancestral territories for drinking, cooking, bathing and fishing.
Indigenous children also play in the rivers and streams near their homes.
Their health and future depend on respecting Nature.
Here’s a 38 second film of a Yanomami child I know, Namowë, in his canoe:
Gold mining contaminates the water with mercury, poisoning people, wildlife and the soil.
Please help Namowë…
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