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A Taste of Honey: Stingless Bee Breeding Commences in Kwamalasamutu

Posted on Friday, March 31, 2017
In Suriname, ACT has sought to identify alternative sustainable livelihoods to strengthen the income of indigenous and semi-indigenous families living in the Amazon forest. A recent path of interest to both the Trio and Maroon villages and ACT has been the introduction of honey produced by native stingless bees.

Last of the Isolated: Houses and a History for Surviving Elders of the Amazon

Posted on Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Komuyaroke, Káemaña and Rugáña are the last surviving members of a previously isolated division of the northwest Amazon’s Murui-Muina tribe. Neglect had left them homeless and in precarious living and health conditions. In 2016, ACT responded by building them homes

Special Podcast Episode with Julian Lennon: Listen Younger Brother

Posted on Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Julian Lennon, musician, photographer, and founder of the White Feather Foundation hosts this special episode of Maps, Magic, and Medicine about the Kogi indigenous people of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, Colombia. Kogi community members discuss the importance of water, sacred sites, and protecting their ancestral territory and Julian Lennon reflects on the impact of his visit to the Kogi sacred sites and the lessons it imparted.

New ACT documentary: Kwamalasamutu - In Pursuit of Human Wellbeing

Posted on Monday, December 12, 2016
ACT is pleased to share Kwamalasamutu - In Pursuit of Human Wellbeing, a short documentary film that highlights nearly two years of participatory research in the Trio indigenous village of Kwamalasamutu, Suriname conducted by ACT-trained indigenous Amazon Conservation Rangers together with students from the University of Utrecht and local partners.

Sarayaku People’s Struggle for Justice in Ecuador Presented in Interactive Digital Map

Posted on Friday, December 2, 2016
ACT partners with the Center for Justice and International Law (CEJIL) and the Ecuadorian indigenous community of Sarayaku to tell the story of their struggle against petroleum exploitation using online map-based storytelling tools, available both in English and Spanish.

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