Indigenous Struggle for Natural Resources

Here you’ll find resources from the Indigenous Voices & The Struggle for the Natural Resources workshop which took place on 31 Jan 2017.

Presentations were given by Rachel Dempsey of LYCS, Lynda Sullivan (who lived and worked with indigenous people resisting mine projects in Peru), Alejandro Valderrama Herrera (Independent Anthropologist) & Joe Murray of Afri . Theres’s also a list of resources at the end of the presentation.

Rachel Dempsey, who also runs Global Harmonies, facilitated a singing workshop teaching songs from the Brazilian rainforest (Hiriko, recorded by Marlui Miranda) and the Baka people of Cameroon and Hawaiian peoples.

Rachel’s indigenous-struggle-for-resources-presenation (overview of the issues)

Video of Maxima Acuna singing about her persecution by Yanacocha mines

Video of Maxima winning Goldman prize 

Bibliotecas Rurales de Cajamarca  a movement that works to rescue the ancient Andean culture through Oral history and story-telling and making books which rotate around the communities.