$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.
$500 to support a Mapuche organized counter-summit to the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Forum in Pucon, Chile, a region that has a large Mapuche population.
$5,000 to support the Achuar people in Peru to hold an assembly with their federations and representatives of 40 Achuar communities to pass an official declaration to clarify the Achuar peoples’ opposition to any oil development on their land.
$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.
$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.
$1,600 to allow FOE Amazonia to hire an additional staff person for four months to carry-out a campaign in Brazil pressuring Petrobras to withdraw its plans to build a road through Yasuni National Park in Ecuador.
$1,000 to support a peaceful march with approximately 1,000 participants in Puyo organized by the Kichwa community of Sarayaku to represent a unified, public voice in opposition to oil development on their land.
$5,000 to support Mapuche Huilliche leaders who are working for the implementation of the first Network of Indigenous Owned Protected Areas (MAPU LAHUAL), which would benefit 6 different coastal Indigenous communities.