Land is Life

$2,000 to support two members of the Zapara community from the Ecuadorian Amazon to travel to the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues and a training preceding the Forum to build capacity for representatives from over 20 Indigenous communities around the world to strengthen their ability to participate in the meeting and other international gatherings effectively.

Papua New Guinea Eco-Forestry Forum

$5,000 to support PNG EFF’s efforts to challenge recent logging permits in order to save 920,000 hectares of pristine tropical rainforest from large-scale commercial logging and to establish a legal precedent to ensure all laws governing the management of forestry resources are adhered to.

Grassy Narrows Women’s Drum Group

$2,170 to support a three day gathering of youth from Grassy Narrows (who were the catalysts and initiators of the community’s now 4-year blockade) and other First Nations communities, including workshops on traditional skills and leadership building, sweat lodges and traditional feasts and discussions led by Indigenous leaders on tribal and treaty history and Indigenous land rights.

Red de Permacultura America Latina en el Peru (REDPAL-PERU)

$2,500 for the construction of a lombriculture structure that will use captured rainwater, rabbit pellets and earthworms to produce humus to be used for reforestation and community gardens in a Shipibo-Konibo community in the Peruvian Amazon as part of their ongoing efforts to achieve economic and ecological sustainability.

Federation of Huilliche de Chiloé Communities

$5,000 to work with three Huilliche communities (82 families) on the island of Chiloé to preserve its native forests through land title initiatives and creating sustainable income-generating opportunities in the newly created 10,000 acre Huilliche National Park.

Huaorani Women of the Ecuadorian Amazon

$5,000 to support a women-led effort to protect Huaorani ancestral territory within Yasuni National Park from a destructive Petrobras oil extraction/road building project via the establishment of a 3 month peace camp.

Hupacasath First Nation

$2,000 to support the Hupacasath’s lawsuit challenging the Canadian government’s order allowing Weyerhaeuser to log, without consultation, on the community’s traditional territory on Vancouver Island.

Sakhalin Environment Watch

$4450 to support an Indigenous-led protest against Sakhalin-I and Sakhalin-II, the largest integrated oil and gas project currently under construction anywhere in the world.