Amazonian National Parks, Land Rights and the Future of Indigenous Peoples
Join Davi Kopenawa Yanomami, Brazilian tribal shaman and spokesman, and Fiona Watson, M.A. of Survival International as they discuss Amazonian National Parks, land rights and the future of Indigenous Peoples. Fiona
Watson has worked on numerous campaigns for indigenous peoples’ rights, notably the
Yanomami, Guarani, and Awa of Brazil, and “Bushmen” of Central Kalahari in
Botswana. Davi Kopenawa Yanomami led the
long-running campaign to secure Yanomami land rights in Brazil
for which he gained recognition nationally and internationally.
A portion of this program will be presented
in Portuguese and translated. Davi will be available following the lecture to sign his book The Falling Sky, Words of a
About Crown Jewels
Wednesdays to Sundays, 11 am to 5 pm
Presidio Trust Headquarters, 103 Montgomery Street, Presidio
Explore the challenges and triumphs of national parks around the world through Crown Jewels, a new exhibit at the Presidio presented by the Presidio Trust. Crown Jewels showcases five international parks through the eyes of experts, each with a lifetime’s work in that part of the world. Through narratives and striking photographs, learn about the challenges facing protected areas in Tibet, East Africa, Italy, Amazonia, and Australia. The exhibit is accompanied by a lecture series that invites the public to hear these remarkable stories from the researchers themselves.
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