$5,000 to support a delegation of Indigenous youth, women and leaders from the Kichwa territory of Sarayaku from the Ecuadorian Amazon to participate in the United Nations Framework Climate Change Convention (UNFCCC) Conference of the Parties 21st convening (COP21) in Paris, France to advocate for the protection of their ancestral territories and keeping oil in the ground in the Amazon.
$1,000 to support the Leading from the Land Summit, a gathering in Ecuador of grassroots Indigenous leaders that are part of the Land is Life network working to defend Indigenous lands, cultures and livelihoods, including participation from the Philippines, India, Nigeria, Chile, Brazil, the U.S. and Ecuador itself.
$8,000 to support training members of several villages in key areas of West Kalimantan, Indonesia to build a community-based monitoring system to track the implementation of major pulp and paper companies’ forest and social responsibility commitments, while also providing additional trainings and support related to capacity building towards decreasing the large-scale deforestation and marginalization of local communities’ rights that occurring in the region.
$7,500 to support work with 5 villages on Bengkalis Island, Riau, Indonesia, impacted by pulp and paper plantations and related fires that have not previously had any support to gather data regarding impacts on their customary lands and livelihoods and to engage in community organizing with the goal of protecting peatlands from conversion and securing the return of land rights.
$5,500 to strengthen the capacity of communities in Riau, Indonesia, to secure land rights and the protection of peatlands and supporting the completion of one conflict resolution process that will provide a model for other villages impacted by pulp and paper plantations and related fires throughout the province.
$10,000 to support work with Indigenous Tano Batak families in the Lake Toba region in Northern Sumatra, Indonesia, impacted by Toba Pulp Lestari, a US$600 million pulp company, through trainings to build local capacity to protect and sustainably manage forests through agroforestry systems and conducting participatory mapping of Indigenous territories.
$5,000 to support River Run 2016, a week of action against logging and mercury contamination on Grassy Narrows territory, including highlighting opposition to Ontario’s proposed 10-year Forest Management Plan, which again calls for clear cutting forests on Grassy Narrows territory without consent.
$5,000 to support trainings to develop community legal advocates and monitors from the Waorani, Secoya, Siona and Cofan nationalities in the northern Ecuadorian Amazon, as well as post-training activities to document and map threats, file petitions, utilize conflict resolution mechanisms and provide on-the-ground legal accompaniment.
$2,300 to support the Kichwa community of Sarayaku in the Ecuadorian Amazon holding an emergency assembly to address violations of its territorial rights by oil interests that have been attempting to get small settlements within the Sarayaku collective to negotiate oil deals. The emergency assembly will provide an opportunity to inform people about what is going on, pass resolutions and agree on next steps regarding territorial defense.
$1,500 to support frontline community-led actions at the Shell Annual General Meeting in Den Haag, Netherlands and the Shell London Investor meeting pushing for no new leases in Gulf of Mexico, including supporting the participation of Monique Verdin, resident of the Louisiana coast and member-elect of the Houma Nation Council, to speak and present a pop-up exhibition of her work as an award-winning filmmaker and photographer documenting climate and fossil fuel infrastructure impacts on Gulf communities.