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Old 04-14-2012, 05:51 AM
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See and learn about the daily life of the Chicherta, a community of Achuar natives of Peru. Meet Chumpi. son of the Apu, the community chief and join him on his visit to a sacred waterfall, where he learns about doing his vision quest.

The Chicherta are using modern technology, like a portable little GPS receiver, to map the lands they live in and mark all the natural resources there... they believe, that none of the land they live in, is uninhabited, since there are plants and animals there to live together with and to live from - without tipping the natural balance.

https://www.achuarmovie.org/

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Hypocrites! They are against petrol companies but they use a petrol driven canoe!
- sorry, sarcasm took over for a moment. Good people, I hope their map helps them to protect their land
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Old 04-16-2012, 06:47 PM
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The Achuar are using one of the most powerfull weapons any native comunity can muster aganst companys that practice enviromentaly "abusive" mining or oil extraction, these are oil and mining companys extracting resources the "cheapest way with lots of leaks and raw oil pools and no respect for Achuar land and resources like the fish they eat, there weapon, The use of media and education of there people on how effectivly fight the system the Achuar are facing the issues head on, using the power of there dreams and education The Achuar: Green Inspiration From The Amazon - Larry Lansburgh - YouTube

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Also they use a masters tool to "dismantle" the masters house - or rather prevent it from being built. They selectively use two technologies - the technology of cartesian mapmaking and the technology of GPS. By that, they use a tool that usually is used to destroy such communities, namely mapping and drawing of borders to face these companies claims to land that is "free". Of course they depend entirely on the state to enforce their rights to their ancestral lands, to prevent the application of special mining laws that override personal property and so on. So it is a nice step, especially with the media presence, but it really depends on politics. I guess as long as there are other places that are not as smart, they will be able to keep their landbase.
Cartesian mapping can by the way also be a problem (see the book "off the map" by Chellis Glendenning) if it is taken as a worldview, but I think these people made a deliberate choice to selööectively use this technology for their protection and I sure hope they use it for that only (and not to start dividing up their land in parcels for families to own or therelike) - but from what is shown in the video, they dont seem to desire that.
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The Achuar are using one of the most powerfull weapons any native comunity can muster aganst companys that practice enviromentaly "abusive" mining or oil extraction, these are oil and mining companys extracting resources the "cheapest way with lots of leaks and raw oil pools and no respect for Achuar land and resources like the fish they eat, there weapon, The use of media and education of there people on how effectivly fight the system the Achuar are facing the issues head on, using the power of there dreams and education The Achuar: Green Inspiration From The Amazon - Larry Lansburgh - YouTube
I was actually just about to ask how this is exactly environmentalism, but you really nailed it.
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