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President Pastrana: Support the U'wa People

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The U'wa are an indigenous community of 5,000 that has lived in the cloudforests of the Colombian Andes for thousands of years. At the heart of their culture is the belief that the land which has sustained them for centuries is sacred, and that they exist to protect that land. Today, the U'wa and their sacred land are threatened by a United States oil company, Occidental Petroleum (Oxy). Oxy began exploratory drilling on the U'wa's territory in November of 2000. [more]

Uwa Topics:

Uwa Links:

  • Action Resource Center: U'wa Campaign - Direct action training organization providing support to the U'wa campaign. Contains news and updates.
  • Occidental Petroleum: A Legacy of Destruction - PDF fact sheet from Rainforest Action Network on Occidental Petroleum's history in U'wa territory in Colombia and elsewhere.
  • Petroleum Mining and the U'wa Indian Community - Case study from American University's Trade and Environment Database (TED).
  • Project Underground: The U'wa in Crisis - About the U'wa people, their opposition to the Occidental Petroleum oil project and the latest news on their struggle.
  • U'wa Natives of Colombia  Editor's Pick  - Official site of the U'wa people. Information about the people and latest news. In English and Spanish.

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