$5,000 to develop renewable forest resources, such as herbal remedies, plant oils, and ornamental plants that would be sold to local markets as economic alternatives in the Rio Branco area of the Amazonian state of Acre.
Traditional U'wa Authority and the U'wa Defense Working Group
$1,920 to support an Alternative Assembly of Indigenous Peoples from Latin America to participate in the 1998 Summit of the Americas in Chile in order to voice their concerns about how Indigenous peoples’ rights and livelihoods are affected by the processes of economic integration in Latin America.
$600 in support for Joaquim Yawanawa of the Yawanawa of Brazil during his two month internship in the Bay Area to receive training in alternative media and policy development to assist his efforts in focusing international attention on human rights as they apply to Indigenous peoples.
Organization of the Yawanawa Extractivist Reserve of Rio Gregorio
$7,500 grant to support a Yawanawa community in the Rio Gregorio region of Northwestern Brazil’s sustainable cultivation of urucum and the small-scale marketing of the plant in the local region to help the community achieve greater economic self-sufficient and independence.