Issue: Vol. 8, nos. 1 & 2 (Summer 1994)

Article: CONAIE et al., “Ecuador: Indigenous Federations Take Strong Stand Against Seventh Round of Oil Leasing,” Abya Yala News 8, no. 1,2 (1994): 31-32. Accessed August 21, 2019.

Abstract: In the face of further threats of environmental destruction at the hands of oil companies, Confederation of Indigenous Nationalities of Ecuador (CONAIE) and Confederation of Indigenous Nationalities of the Ecuadorian Amazon (CONFENIAE) occupied the ministry of Energy and Mines until Minister Francisco Acosta agreed to meet with them. The groups insisted that indigenous people be included in the decisions about what would be done with their lands taking into consideration indigenous needs as well as environmentalist concerns.

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