We recommend this opportunity to directly help people on the ground in their struggle to preserve land and prevent forest fire in the Brazilian rain forest. Our colleagues at Tribal Link Foundation offered a great side event during the recent U.N. General Assembly, entitled
“North and South: Two Indigenous Leaders on Nature, Forest, and Climate” with Chief Tashka Yawanawa and Chief Hawk Storm.
Director Pamela Kraft writes
Following the moving account by Chief Tashka and his wife Laura of the grave dangers posed to his tribe from both the raging fires in his homeland and the hostility of the current Brazilian government toward its indigenous populations, we have gotten questions from many of you about how to help the Yawanawa during this crisis.Chief Tashka had asked for help battling the fires in August, sowe started an emergency fundraising campaign then. We’re closing the gap, but not quite there yet; they still need the items in the budget below.
Please consider donating to help Chief Tashka and his Yawanawa people safeguard their lands and ensure their future!
Chief Tashka’s immediate needs
|Gasoline for boats||1,000 Liters||1500|
|Tools (lima chata)||10 Units||50|
|Administration – 10%||250|