Oilwatch Ecuador

$3,000 for communities impacted by, and campaigning against, ChevronTexaco operations in Ecuador, Venezuela, Colombia, Nicaragua, Mexico, Suriname, Brazil and Argentina to travel to the 2nd People’s Health Assembly in Cuenca, Ecuador to exchange experiences and strategize.

Alianza de Nacionalidades

$5,000 for travel of three Indigenous leaders from communities in Ecuador and Peru affected by Burlington Resources to the ConocoPhilips AGM in Houston (which is merging with Burlington) to continue their multi-year effort to confront oil companies with a unified voice and to raise the profile of their struggle.

Interethnic Development Association of the Peruvian Rainforest (AIDESEP)

$1,000 to support a 5 day workshop in the Peruvian Amazon to be attended by 150 chiefs and leaders of 50 Indigenous communities, as well as representatives from regional, national and international Indigenous organizations in order to inform leaders about the environmental, social and cultural impacts of oil activities and gather information on the impacts caused by seismic exploration by Repsol in the Ucayali region.

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.

Kaxinawa Rubber Tappers Association of Rio Jordão

$2,500 to support the Huni Kuin Cooperative in Acre the western Brazilian Amazon, which works to generate income for families, obtain title to additional Kaxinawa traditional territory between the Jordão and Tarauacu rivers, create new extractive reserves and monitor illegal logging.

Association of Indigenous Communities of Sarayaku (TAYJA SARUTA)

$1,500 to support the Kichwa community of Sarayaku, which has been experiencing the militarization of their traditional territory to provide ”security” for multinational oil companies, including Burlington Resources from the United States and CGC from Argentina, which are carrying out seismic testing in the region despite the fact that the people of Sarayaku are staunchly opposed to oil development on their land.

Traditional U’wa Authority

$7,500 to provide general support for U’wa efforts to build capacity, expand leadership training and experience for women in the community, support a legal team to defend U’wa land claims, and build alliances through grassroots organizing with surrounding communities.

Land is Life

$5,000 grant for an emergency request from community leader Moi Enomenga to support the mobilization via helicopter of 120 Huaorani to attend a Congress to elect new Huaorani leadership that will reverse the position of the current leadership and honor the will of the community members to stand up against new oil development on their territory, including declaring null and void an agreement that had been reached with Petrobras to drill on Huaorani territory.