Federación de la Nacionalidad Achuar del Perú (FENAP)

$5,000 to support the Achuar Indigenous community-led efforts clearing and expanding a network of strategic footpaths used to patrol and monitor critical areas of their 2 million acres of roadless territory in the Peruvian Amazon in and around the Block 64 area where oil drilling that they are opposed to would happen, as well as working in coordination with the neighboring Wampis Indigenous Guard for joint control of the borders of their territories.

Comunidad Kofán de Sinangoe

$5,000 to support 2 assemblies of Indigenous nations in the Ecuadorian Amazon. This first to host members of the Kofán, Kichwa, Waorani, Siekopai, Shuar, and Siona nations to share experiences and lessons in their fights against resource extraction on their territories and the second for the community of Sinangoe to plan community priorities and strategies related to a recent landmark legal victory of theirs recognizing, for the first time, the right of Indigenous communities in Ecuador to have the final decision over oil, mining and other extractive projects that affect their lands.

Articulação dos Povos Indígenas do Brasil (APIB)

$10,000 to support 2 major Indigenous mobilizations in April and June to Brasilia with several thousand participants coming from the Amazon and all parts of Brazil to counter efforts by the Bolsonaro government to legalize mining and other industrial activities on Indigenous lands (via Bill 191/2020), as well as spotlighting a Supreme Court case that could also undermine Indigenous land rights.

Fundación Alianza Ceibo

$15,000 to support production of Indigenous-made media, including of a series of radio episodes to be aired across the major Amazonian Indigenous radio stations in Ecuador that will shed light on the context and community-led processes that have resulted in several landmark legal wins advancing the right to Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) and territorial defense in Ecuador. The project includes ongoing capacity formation for 25 Indigenous storytellers (18 of whom are women) through an Indigenous Communications School and Indigenous-led production and distribution of more than 20 powerful Indigenous-made media products.

Fundación Alianza Ceibo in collaboration with Cabildo Siona de Buenavista

$12,500 to support a Siona community in the Colombian Amazon to defend their rights and fortify their community land patrols to defend their territory against illegal incursions by extractive interests and armed actors. Supported activities include: ongoing activities by the Indigenous Guard program, including land patrols and training for young rangers; skill and information sharing gatherings between Siona and other community land patrols across the region; accompaniment and support for Siona leadership in the community of Buenavista; legal strategies to defend Siona rights and lands, including advancing a pending case before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR); and land titling efforts to secure over 7,000 acres of ancestral territory.

Amazon Frontlines in collaboration with Fundación Alianza Ceibo and Siekopai Nation

$12,500 to support a concerted push towards securing land title for three key communities in Peru—an area over 250,000 acres of rainforest—through this process the Siekopai can realize a bi-national biological, social, and cultural corridor for their people of over 1.4 million acres and knock down barriers to land titling for dozens of other Indigenous nations across the country, as well as eliminate the Permanent Production Forest designation over their lands.

Organización Waorani de Pastaza (OWAP)

$25,000 to support strengthening core organizational capacity of Organización Waorani de Pastaza as well as using the Waorani’s legal precedent against the Ecuadorian government’s proposed auction of their ancestral territory to the international oil industry to defend 7 million additional acres of rainforest threatened by oil auction. The project is supporting efforts to: strengthen leadership capacity through training and hands on project management; expand relationships with stakeholder communities through planning and visioning assemblies; strengthen Indigenous rights to FPIC by securing a ruling on their case before Ecuador’s Constitutional Court; support Waorani women-led food sovereignty initiatives in 10 communities; implement the second year of intercultural education projects across 12 Waorani communities; and to finalize territorial demarcation efforts and scaling land patrolling to prevent an uptick in illegal logging and mining.

Confederación de Nacionalidades Indígenas de la Amazonía Ecuatoriana (CONFENIAE) and Mujeres Amazónicas (Women Defenders of the Amazon)

$10,000 to support both CONFENIAE and Mujeres Amazónicas for several Indigenous women-led events and mobilizations organized around International Women’s Day. Funds supported the Amazonian Women’s Congress bringing together 500 women leaders from the 11 Indigenous Nations in the Ecuadorian Amazon and the launch event for the Casa de Mujeres Amazónicas, a new community center serving as a safe space for women to retreat, connect, train, and receive support.

Associação Xavante Warã

$5,000 to support Xavante communities impacted by agribusiness and proposed major transportation routes that would cut through their territory in the Cerrado, a tropical savanna ecoregion of Brazil, to fortify their cultural revitalization and community health initiatives. This women and youth led project is supporting community gardens in 4 communities on the Sangradouro Xavante territory, including expansion of the gardens, collection of seeds in partnership with community gardens on neighboring Xavante territories, teaching traditional practices to youth including making baskets to store the seeds and crops, and creation of a bilingual texts documenting traditional practices prepared by the project team in collaboration with Elders.