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Find out why this project is important to the Yawanawá and the world. To support the film please visit
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If you haven't already seen it, here is an extended trailer for the film we are supporting in partnership with the Yawanawá

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This is a powerful tool in the efforts of indigenous peoples to show the world the threat to indigenous peoples native title.


"Our role now is to take care of our sacred territory, so the green of the forest where we live continues to glow. This is how we cultivate our roots, so that we have an identity, culture and spirituality that holds our traditional values." ~ Tashka Yawanawa

This achievement underscores the titling of lands to indigenous communities as one of the most important strategies to reduce deforestation and forest degradation in the Amazon.
Excerpt: - Indigenous peoples in Brazil will now be able to map, in almost real time, the deforestation in the Amazon.

A new service by Google Earth and Google Maps, reveals the levels of land clearance in the planet's largest rainforest responsible for producing 20 percent of the world's oxygen.

Brazil Backslides on Environmental and Indigenous Protections
The U.S.-based transnational unveiled the project “I am Amazon” in the Brazilian city of Sao Paulo.

It aims to combat the growing deforestation and to preserve the Indigenous cultures living in the forest.

"On Google Maps and Earth, you can now see the names of certified indigenous territories in Brazil, search for indigenous territories using the name of the ethnic group living there and see how forests are maintained in these areas compared to other parts of the Amazon," Raleigh Seamster, Program Manager, Google Earth Outreach, said in a blog post.
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The non-discriminatory protection of native title is a recognised human right.
Why do indigenous rights matter to you? What issues do you face as an indigenous person or person of indigenous descent?
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