The Huaorani Speak
The Huaorani want be heard and respected by outsiders who want to make decisions that would affect them.
The communities represented in the videos–Bameno, Bowanamo, Gabaro and Wema–are doing much more than making films. First and foremost, they have organized themselves to defend Yasuni,their culture and way of life; and to protect the human rights of other indigenous peoples in Yasuni, including their “uncontacted” neighbors (Tagaeri, Taromenani, and Tademoede Huaorani) so they may “live free” in isolation in their forest.
They call themselves Ome Gompote Kiwigimoni Huaorani (We Defend Our Huaorani Territory, “Ome Yasuni.”)
FULL ARTICLE HERE: The Huaorani Speak.
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