The group hopes to ally with 60 Indigenous tribes in Ecuador to help them fight Chevron in Canadian court
By Brandi Morin, CBC News, September 27, 2017
Canadian Indigenous leaders witnessed first hand this week the devastation and pollution left behind by oil companies in Indigenous lands in Ecuador.
“What we’ve witnessed here is tragic…shocking,” said former Assembly of First Nations (AFN) leader Phil Fontaine, speaking from Quito via telephone. Read the rest of this entry
Russia Today, August 14, 2015
Clashes between protesters and security forces erupted as a rally against Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa swept the capital of Quito and several other cities Thursday.
After riot police tried to block around 10,000 protesters near the San Francisco Plaza, they fired tear gas while protesters threw sticks and rocks. More than a dozen police officers were reportedly injured.
Shuar leader José Isidro Tendetza Antún missing since 28 November
Activists believe death linked to opposition to state-Chinese mine project
by Jonathan Watts and Dan Collyns, The Guardian, Dec 6, 2014
The body of an indigenous leader who was opposed to a major mining project in Ecuador has been found bound and buried, days before he planned to take his campaign to climate talks in Lima.
The killing highlights the violence and harassment facing environmental activists in Ecuador, following the confiscation last week of a bus carrying climate campaigners who planned to denounce president Rafael Correa at the United Nations conference.