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Ecuador's Indigenous People: “We believe in development that respects Mother Earth”

Written by Silvia Viñas On 29 January 2014 @ 11:42 am | 1 Comment

In Citizen Media, Ecuador, English, Environment, Governance, Human Rights, Indigenous, Latin America, Quick Reads

“The Government is appropriating our spiritual values of the Amazon region, it’s seeking to deconceptualize our cultural concepts”, says [Carlos Pérez, President of ECUARUNARI [1] (Confederation of Kichwa Peoples of Ecuador)]. “It doesn’t know what Pachamama is. It doesn’t understand the rights of nature. It doesn’t understand Sumak Kawsay [2] (good living), it doesn’t understand the right to water.”

In Intercontinental Cry [3] journalist Robin Llewellyn writes about repression and indigenous rights under President Rafael Correa.


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[1] ECUARUNARI: http://ecuarunari.org/portal/

[2] Sumak Kawsay: http://www.palgrave-journals.com/development/journal/v54/n4/full/dev201186a.html

[3] Intercontinental Cry: http://intercontinentalcry.org/facing-new-conquistador-indigenous-rights-repression-rafael-correas-ecuador-21831/

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