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

Map of the Walk to Quito

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 in a press conference on Saturday their preocupation with the menace of their territories.

They walked through Puyo, and headed towards the capital. The first big city on the way was Baños. See a video of the indigenous women walking through Baños HERE.