Guardians of life: The indigenous women fighting oil exploitation in the Amazon #idlenomore

Guardians of life: The indigenous women fighting oil exploitation in the Amazon #idlenomore

*  “My name is Jimena. As a Shiwiar woman, I love my country. To my nature, I love my animals, my monkey, my fish, my rivers, air that gives us life. For this reason, we do not want to exploit the oil in our territory.” By Felipe Jacome

* “My name is Jimena. As a Shiwiar woman, I love my country. To my nature, I love my animals, my monkey, my fish, my rivers, air that gives us life. For this reason, we do not want to exploit the oil in our territory.” By Felipe Jacome

Guardians of life: The indigenous women fighting oil exploitation in the Amazon Felipe Jacome’s set of photos Amazon: Guardians of Life documents the struggles of indigenous women defending the Ecuadoran Amazon through portraits combined with the powerful written testimonies. The words across each photograph are a self-reflection of the lives of women, their culture, history and traditions, and especially about the reasons for fighting oil drilling on their ancestral lands. The color…

Guardians of life: The indigenous women fighting oil exploitation in the Amazon Felipe Jacome’s set of photos Amazon: Guardians of Life documents the struggles of indigenous women defending the Ecuadoran Amazon through portraits combined with the powerful written testimonies. The words across each photograph are a self-reflection of the lives of women, their culture, history and traditions, and especially about the reasons for fighting oil drilling on their ancestral lands. The color…

Felipe Jacome, “My name is Linda. We women think and fight for our country so that our children and grandchildren can live well, free from contamination. I am also advocating for animals to live free, so that in the future they can find fertile...

Felipe Jacome, “My name is Linda. We women think and fight for our country so that our children and grandchildren can live well, free from contamination. I am also advocating for animals to live free, so that in the future they can find fertile...


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Ecuadorian Amazonian women. Her name is Hueiya from the Waorani community called , Ñoneno. She is a warrior fighting for her people and fighting to protect the Amazon rainforest in Ecuador.

Ecuadorian Amazonian women. Her name is Hueiya from the Waorani community called , Ñoneno. She is a warrior fighting for her people and fighting to protect the Amazon rainforest in Ecuador.

#idlenomore Guardians of life: The indigenous women fighting oil exploitation in the Amazon - “My name is Ena Santi. I’m from the parish of Sarayaku women who have fought against oil exploration. Especially women to be jointly organized with male children, youth, adults, seniors. Rise up, it is time to open your eyes. It is time to come together with one clean and strong heart. Rise up, it’s time.” (Felipe Jacome)

#idlenomore Guardians of life: The indigenous women fighting oil exploitation in the Amazon - “My name is Ena Santi. I’m from the parish of Sarayaku women who have fought against oil exploration. Especially women to be jointly organized with male children, youth, adults, seniors. Rise up, it is time to open your eyes. It is time to come together with one clean and strong heart. Rise up, it’s time.” (Felipe Jacome)

“My name is Jimena. As a Shiwiar woman, I love my country. To my nature, I love my animals, my monkey, my fish, my rivers, air that gives us life. For this reason, we do not want to exploit the oil in our territory.” (Felipe Jacome)

“My name is Jimena. As a Shiwiar woman, I love my country. To my nature, I love my animals, my monkey, my fish, my rivers, air that gives us life. For this reason, we do not want to exploit the oil in our territory.” (Felipe Jacome)

Guardians of life: The indigenous women fighting oil exploitation in the Amazon - The Washington Post

Guardians of life: The indigenous women fighting oil exploitation in the Amazon

Guardians of life: The indigenous women fighting oil exploitation in the Amazon - The Washington Post

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