Grants in South America

National Zapara Association of the Pastaza Province of Ecuador
2000
$5,002 to continue the effort to secure the Zapara Nation's legal title to 988,000 acres of what remains of their ancestral territory.
Traditional U'wa Authority
1999
$13,640 to help fund a mass mobilization by the U'wa, who have been resisting attempts by Occidental Petroleum to drill for oil on their traditional land for years.
Censat Agua Viva
1999
$2,001 to help organize a two-day workshop on oil exploration in the rainforest and its impacts on forest ecosystems and Indigenous peoples, including a visit to an oil drilling site and a strategy session on how to strengthen organizing techniques of local communities and national and international grassroots organizations.
Censat Agua Viva
1999
$10,000 to help the U'wa to protect their sacred land against Occidental’s attempts to drill for oil.
Jatun Sacha Foundation
1999
$5,002 to implement traditional Quichua agroforestry techniques, including reforestation of endangered native mahogany species, and the small-scale marketing of traditional arts to provide a supplemental source of income.