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.
Colombia’s University of the Amazon and ACT Present Certificate Course to Indigenous Communities of the Department of Caquetá
Caquetá adopts groundbreaking indigenous peoples’ policy
On November 11, 2015, in a historic and positive development for the indigenous peoples of Caquetá in Colombia, the departmental Assembly of the Department of Caquetá passed ordinance 031, establishing a departmental indigenous peoples’ public policy and forming an indigenous coordinating council responsible for the policy’s design and implementation.
From Tepu to Rajasthan: Indigenous Women Begin Training as Solar Providers
On September 12, 2015, Anna Nantawi and Ketoera Aparaka, two indigenous women from Suriname’s remote rainforest interior, departed for India to begin a six-month solar power installation training course to benefit their community. When the women return, they will be able to install, maintain and repair solar energy systems, and then train others to replicate their work.