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.
Davi Kopenawa Yanomami led the long-running campaign to secure Yanomami land rights in Brazil for which he gained recognition nationally and internationally. Fiona Watson has worked on numerous campaigns for indigenous peoples’ rights, notably the Yanomami, Guarani, and Awá of Brazil, and Bushmen of the Central Kalahari in Botswana.
A portion of this program will be presented in Portuguese and translated.
Prior to the talk, Dr. Randolph Delehanty, Curator of the Crown Jewels Exhibit, will be signing copies of Crown Jewels: Five Great National Parks Around the World and the Challenges They Face. Following the talk, Davi will be signing copies of his book, The Falling Sky, Words of a Yanomami Shaman. Copies of both books will be available for purchase.
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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