2012 May – Huaorani first week at the UN

The first week of the Huaorani in New York is coming to an end. It has been an interesting few days for them – they attended several meetings and events at the UN, they met a lot of new people, and they also had some time to marvel at the vastness and craziness of New…

2012 May – the Huaorani in NYC

The Huaorani arrived in New York City! Two Huaorani leaders from the Yasuni rainforest of the Ecuadorian Amazon are in New York attending the 11th Session of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (May 7-19). Their trip to the US was made possible due to the work of Judith Kimerling, who brought them…

2012 April Updates

A delegation of Huaorani from Yasuni rainforest is preparing for a trip to New York City in May 2012 to attend the 11th session of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII). The Huaorani are part of the grassroots organization Ome Gompote Kiwigimoni Huaorani (We Defend Our Huaorani Territory) founded by members of…