2015 – Maloca Brings Kamayurá Chief to UN to Tell of Crisis in Amazon

Kamayurá chief tells UN of crisis in the Amazon Chief Kotok of the Kamayurá indigenous people recently addressed the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII) and described the crisis faced by his people and other indigenous groups in the Amazonian Basin in Brazil. “For those of you who do not know [what is…

2017-Documentary about indigenous women healers

Maloca is supporting the making of a unique documentary on women healers. The documentary crew needs help with financing the professional production of a unique documentary that shows the power and wisdom of indigenous women from several regions  of Bolivia: Santa Cruz, La Paz, Cochabamba, Oruro, Potosí, and Tarija. You can support this initiative by…

2016 – Radio made it in the Kamayura village

The radio station Maloca helped fund is working now in the Kamayura village! The radio made it safely to Brazil where it was received by the Kamayura chief. A friend helped introduce all the necessary frequencies in the radio. It was then transported to the village by boat and installed in the cacique’s house which,…

2014 – Ome – award winner documentary

Maloca, a co-producer of Ome: Tales from a Vanishing Land is proud to announce the documentary won two awards: • 2014 IFFEST Document.Art, Bucharest, Romania WINNER Next Generation Award (EX AEQUO) • 2013 CINE Golden Eagle Award WINNER Ome reveals the life in the midst of the Amazon rainforest of a group of Huaorani and…

2013 – October 23: Indigenous women received in National Assembly

After unsuccessful attempts to meet President Correa, and after a week of marches and protests in the Ecuadorian capital, the women were welcomed into the National Assembly of Ecuador. Patricia Gualinga, a Kichwa leader from Sarayaku, addressed the Assembly. Here is the video of Patricia’s intervention: And here is what she said, in brief: We’ve…

2013 – October 13: Indigenous Women arrived in Latacunga

After passing through Ambato, the women arrived today in Latacunga. Almost 100 kilometers walked! One of their messages is to protect Yasuni National Park, one of the most biodiverse places on Earth and home to 2 unocntacted groups, Tagaeri and Taromenane. Yasuni was previously protected by the Yasuni-ITT plan, but has now been opened to…

2013 – October 12: Indigenous Women’s Walk to Quito started!

On October 12, the day of the arrival of the Spanish conquistadores on the South American continent, about 100 indigenous women from the Ecuadorian Amazon started their walk towards Quito, to protest against the policies of the government that are destroying their ancestral territories, the rainforest and their livelihoods. The leaders of this movement declared…

2013 – January – documentary “Ome, Tales from a vanishing land”

Maloca served as consultant for the making of “Ome: Tales from a Vanishing Homeland”, a documentary by Raul Paz Pastrana and Reflexive Films. This documentary is important because it brings to the attention of larger international audiences the struggle of the Huaorani people from Yasuni National Park. This small group of remarkable people is fighting,…

2012 – November TEDx Cochabamba

On November 23, 1021, in Cochamabma, Bloivia, took place the TEDx SansFrontiers event, focused on social entrepreneurship. We are happy to report that Luminita Cuna, Director of Maloca, was invited as speaker to this event, where she represented her work, Maloca and Village Earth. TEDx events are independently organized TED  events part of the well…

2012 June – Kari-Oca II: Indigenous People’s Conference at Rio +20

The United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, popularly known as Rio +20, was one of the major international events of 2012. Over 100 Heads of States and Governments along with 45,000 participants attended this event which was supposed to nail an agreement on “the future we want” (the motto of the conference). The conference created…

2012 May – Meet the Huaorani Event

The May 17th event “Meet the Huaorani from the Amazon in New York City” was a success! Thank you to each one of you who came, who helped and who supported the event in any way. This event’s goal was to bring together and create a dialogue between two Huaorani leaders and the people interested in…