From fights over oil extraction in Ecuador and Peru, to a water fight in Colombia, Indigenous people of Latin America are struggling to maintain traditional lands and culture against outside encroachment. The International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs estimates there are 40 million Indigenous people in Latin America. We’ll look at some of the key issues they’re facing.
Cristina Coc (Q’eqchi Maya) – spoke person for the Maya Leaders Alliance and the Toledo Alcaldes Association
Leonardo Crippa (Kolla) – senior attorney at the Indian Law Resource Center
Rick Kearns (Taíno) – freelance journalist work has been included in Indian Country Today
Break music: Mundo Enganador (song) Quetzal Guerrero (artist) Coiza Boa (album)