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Powerful and inspiring letter from the Amazon by Nemonte Nenquimo

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29 October 2020

Nemonte Nenquimo is a prominent Indigenous leader from the Ecuadorian Amazon, who is fighting to protect her ancestral territory, culture, and way of life. Read her powerful and inspiring letter in The Guardian.

"You forced your civilisation upon us and now look where we are: global pandemic, climate crisis, species extinction and, driving it all, widespread spiritual poverty [...] It is the early morning in the Amazon, just before first light: a time that is meant for us to share our dreams, our most potent thoughts. And so I say to all of you: the Earth does not expect you to save her, she expects you to respect her. And we, as Indigenous peoples, expect the same."

Read the letter here: www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/oct/12/western-worldyour-civilisation-killing-life-on-earth-indigenous-amazon-planet?fbclid=IwAR2y88uhjOWQAjFfnskxrqWxneKRLm_DAs39seHKYAVdIiY0YT3t95nUPPE

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