Deforestation versus Indigenous peoples – IV «  I want to warn the white people before they wind up tearing the sky’s roots out of the ground! » 

Barbara Crane Navarro

Yanomami shamanic trance, Alto Orinoco, Amazonas, Venezuela – photo and photomontage: Barbara Crane Navarro

« You do not know how to do anything with the forest. You only know how to cut down and burn its trees, to dig holes in its floor and soil its watercourses.

Yet it does not belong to you and none of you created it!»

  • Yanomami shaman and spokesman Davi Kopenawa

Yanomami shabono, the communal house, Alto Orinoco, Amazonas, Venezuela – photo: Barbara Crane Navarro

Indigenous peoples use the water in the rivers and streams in their ancestral territories for drinking, cooking, bathing and fishing.

Yanomami territory, Alto Orinoco, Amazonas, Venezuela – photo: Barbara Crane Navarro

Gold mining and other extractive industries contaminate the water, poisoning people, wildlife and the soil.

Deforestation on Indigenous lands and contamination with mercury for gold mining

Please help Indigenous peoples and Nature; please boycott all products from deforestation…

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