Member of the Pataxó tribe from South America, Bahia province, Brasil
Hammer Forum

Threats to Indigenous Peoples in Latin America Today

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Indigenous peoples across Latin America face widespread annihilation as a consequence of mega dams, mining, farming, deforestation, displacement, and genocide. Sarah Shenker, senior campaigner for Survival International; chef and culinary anthropologist Lois Ellen Frank, Ph.D., owner of Red Mesa Cuisine and consultant for the Cultural Conservancy; and anthropologist Mariana Ferreira discuss this humanitarian crisis and highlight the interconnection of human populations across North and South America, and the impact on biodiversity and environmental protection.  

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