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Stories about Amazonia

2 June 2015

The Free Software Powering Indigenous Community Radio Online Broadcasting

What are the software and platforms helping indigenous radio stations in the Ecuadorian Amazon to have an online presence? La Wambra Radio takes you on a tour.

28 May 2015

Community Radio for the World from the Ecuadorian Amazon

Wambra Radio shares the experiences from three community radio stations in the South-Central Amazon region of Ecuador after taking part in a workshop to build a website for their online...

12 May 2015

Jatta Wöötanö: “Digital Media, an Important Possibility for Indigenous Communities”

The project Jatta Wöötanö organized a series of digital media training workshops for Yekuana communities in the Venezuelan Amazon to share the current situation facing indigenous communities.

15 April 2015

Shipibo Youth Take the Next Step as Chariboan Joi Digital Journalists

From February 9 -20, the Chariboan Joi Digital Journalism Workshop was held, where young participants were trained in citizen journalism and how to use digital tools to report on the...

6 March 2015

Returning Home: Reflections of Yadiko and Jitómagaro Clan

With reflections of belonging to his community, Ever Kuiru shares his experiences as he returns to his homeland after a long absence to begin the Rising Voices grantee project.

28 February 2015

Eikofɨ: In the Bosom of Mother Earth

"We are the guardians of the earth's natural resources," shares the wise Juan Kuiru as recorded by the RV grantee project Yadiko Urukɨ from the Colombian Amazon.

5 February 2015

Chariboan Joi Prepares Journalism Workshop for Shipibo Youth

Between February 9 -20, 2015 Chariboan Joi will organize a digital journalism workshop for the youth selected from various Amazonian communities.

27 December 2014

Launching the Tsimane’ Linguistic Universe Project

The first activities of the Tsimane' Linguistic Universe took place in early December 2014 with workshops introducing the potential of social media to help revitalize this Bolivian indigenous language.

26 December 2014

Documenting Elder Storytelling at the Shipibo Chariboan Joi Cultural Festival

Here we share with you a review of the Shipibo Cultural Festival "Chariboan Joi" held in early December 2014, where local youth were trained as citizen journalist to capture the...

9 December 2014

Reinvigorating the Yekuana Indigenous Language Through Digital Media

Many Venezuelan indigenous communities speak their own ancestral languages, although acculturation processes may affect their oral legacy. A group of cultural managers develop projects to revitalize orality with digital media...

1 December 2014

Sharing the “Living Forest” Through Community Cinema Workshops in Sarayaku

From November 13-15, 2014, a community cinema workshop was held in the Sarayaku community, which was organized by El Churo Collective in conjunction with the communications department from Sarayaku.

16 November 2014

Preparing for the Chariboan Joi Cultural Festival Festival in Shipibo Communities

The Chariboan Joi team tells us about the cultural festival, prepared along with representatives from involved communities, Betania, Palestina, Bethel and Alva Castro.

13 November 2014

First Jatta Wöötanö Organizational Meeting in Boca de Ninchare

The project Jatta Wöötanö begins with a meeting with representatives and leaders from the Yekuana commmunity that live in the Caura River Basin in Venezuela.