NEMONTE’S MESSAGE TO THE WESTERN WORLD

As part of this year’s TED Climate Countdown Series, Time 100 honoree, Goldman Prize winner, and Amazon Frontlines’ co-founder Nemonte Nenquimo has an urgent message for the world, and it’s one we need to hear.

“All I ask is for your respect. Mother Earth is waiting for us to respect her. Mother Earth is not waiting for us to save her. And we as Indigenous peoples expect the same.”

Right now, Nemonte and Indigenous peoples are on the verge of making history with a court-battle to recognize Indigenous peoples right to say “NO” to resource extraction on their lands in Ecuador. This is monumental. But we need to raise $100,000 before the end of the year to fund their groundbreaking fight. Can we count on you to join in by making a gift today?

And make sure to send Nemonte’s message directly to the presidents of 5 major Amazonian countries! Bolsonaro, Lasso, Duque, Arce and Castillo need to hear loud and clear that the Amazon and Indigenous life is not for sale!