Ending Impunity and the Climate Emergency: Indigenous Autonomy and Defending Territories of Life in the Amazon – Part 1

McLeod Hall, the Pearce Institute, 840-860 Govan Road, Glasgow, G51 3UU

How are Amazonian Indigenous Peoples organising to confront threats to their collective rights and the dispossession of their territories, such as logging, agribusiness, extractive industries, infrastructure megaprojects and conservation via dispossession linked to carbon offsetting projects? What are their proposals for strengthening the self-government of their territories, protecting the climate and ensuring the good life for all the peoples of the Amazon?

Join this session with Indigenous leaders from the Kichwa, Nɨpodɨmakɨ-Uitoto and Awajun peoples to explore their struggles in defence of their territories and forests and to build Indigenous self-government.

Hosted by the Forest People’s Programme with the Ethnic Council of the Kichwa Peoples of the Amazon (CEPKA), Peru, the Federation of Kichwa Indigenous Peoples of Chazuta Amazonas (FEPIKECHA), Peru, The Uitoto people of the Colombian Amazon and, the Interethnic Association for the Development of the Peruvian Rainforest (AIDESEP), Peru