Amazon Frontlines

The Siekopai, often referred to as Secoya, historically maintained an enormous territory that spread an estimated 7 million acres between the Putumayo and Napo Rivers, between modern day Ecuador, Colombia and Peru. Similar to the other indigenous peoples of the western Amazon, the Siekopai endured a history of genocide by conquistadores, missionaries, and rubber tappers. They now number only around 600 people in Ecuador and around 900 in Peru, and live in a greatly reduced territory. Today, the Siekopai’s existence continues to be threatened by extractive and agricultural industries’ expansion into their territories. ⠀

As one of the four indigenous nations that make up the organization Alianza Ceibo, members of the Siekopai nation and dozens of Siekopai communities are working alongside Amazon Frontlines to defend their lives and their forest for future generations. ⠀

You can learn more about the Siekopai and this beautiful partnership by visiting https://buff.ly/2CETK8G⠀

#amazon #amazonlife#amazingearth #AmazonRainforest #indigenousrights #indigenousresilience#indigenousrising #waterprotectors#forestguardians #resistance#indigenousresistance#climatechange#biodiversityhotspot#climatejustice#humanrights

The Siekopai, often referred to as Secoya, historically maintained an enormous territory that spread an estimated 7 million acres between the Putumayo and Napo Rivers, between modern day Ecuador, Colombia and Peru. Similar to the other indigenous peoples of the western Amazon, the Siekopai endured a history of genocide by conquistadores, missionaries, and rubber tappers. They now number only around 600 people in Ecuador and around 900 in Peru, and live in a greatly reduced territory. Today, the Siekopai’s existence continues to be threatened by extractive and agricultural industries’ expansion into their territories. ⠀
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As one of the four indigenous nations that make up the organization Alianza Ceibo, members of the Siekopai nation and dozens of Siekopai communities are working alongside Amazon Frontlines to defend their lives and their forest for future generations. ⠀
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You can learn more about the Siekopai and this beautiful partnership by visiting https://buff.ly/2CETK8G⠀
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#amazon #amazonlife#amazingearth #AmazonRainforest #indigenousrights #indigenousresilience#indigenousrising #waterprotectors#forestguardians #resistance#indigenousresistance#climatechange#biodiversityhotspot#climatejustice#humanrights

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