In September, ACT-Suriname staff visited the Matawai territory for a second time this year, to validate the maps that were produced on the basis of data collected during fieldwork in February and March. The team also went on a three day expedition to chart out a path to nearby Ebba Top mountain.
Cooperation to Assist Suriname’s Forest Communities
On October 8, 2015, Suriname’s Ministry of Agriculture, Cattle Breeding, and Fisheries and the Amazon Conservation Team Suriname signed a three-year collaboration agreement.
Bringing Light to Others: Updates from the Barefoot College Experience
In India, November 11 marked the beginning of Diwali, the Festival of Lights, when Indian Hindus—and other Hindus around the world—celebrate the victory of light over darkness, knowledge over ignorance, good over evil, and hope over despair. The festival is evidenced by millions of lights shining on housetops, outside doors and windows, and around temples and other buildings in the communities and countries where it is observed.
Trio shamans honored by the Government of Suriname
Colombia’s Inga-Kamentsa Achieve Historic Territorial Expansion
In December 2015, with ACT’s assistance, Colombia’s Inga-Kamentsa people were granted governance rights over roughly 100,000 acres of their traditional lands. The community had laid claims to those lands for more than 300 years.