Links - Livelihoods and Culture

Kayapo Filmmaker: “Video Is our Bow”

Belo Monte on the Xingu River is among more than 60 dam constructions approved by the Brazilian government to increase energy production, despite more than two decades of protests and battles about its sustainability and legality. The Kayapo and other indigenous and environmental groups oppose the dam project due to its negative environmental impacts on their lands and traditional ways of life. Here the indigenous community use film to record what officials say and do, thus holding the government accountable. The link below will take you to National Geographic's website where the film can be viewed See also the link to LifeMosaic's Communication Resource page, which provides resources to promote discussion: What are the key messages that are important to share about your community? In what ways do you want to share information about your community to the wider world? In what ways does your community share information within your community? How can this be improved? The Communications video looks at the ways three communities in Indonesia, Tanzania and Ecuador are using radio, internet, mainstream national and international media and video to bring the stories of their struggles to both the wider world and their local area.

The Ecotourism Industry Is Saving Tanzania’s Animals and Threatening Its Indigenous People

In-depth reporting into the Loliondo land conflict affecting the livelihoods of pastoralists in northern Tanzania by Jean Friedman-Rudovsky. Originally published on May 12, 2015 (Vice News).

Pastoral Women’s Council (Tanzania)

The Pastoral Women's Council is a community-based organisation which works with pastoralist and agro-pastorialist women in the Ngorongoro and Longido Districts of the Arusha region, in north-eastern Tanzania. PWC's website contains a wealth of information, links and publications related to their work and the situation of pastoralists in northern Tanzania more generally.


Working for the respect, protection and fulfillment of indigenous peoples’ rights and operationalization of indigenous peoples’ self-determined sustainable development

One River, Many Relations

One essential voice is excluded from Canada’s largest and most controversial industrial development; the voice of Indigenous communities downstream from the Oil Sands. In close collaboration with local communities along the Athabasca and Slave Rivers our focus on changes in the health of wildlife, the environment, and local people have led us to develop the One River, Many Relations Documentary. Our hope is that our film can play a role in the sharing of information, concerns, and perspectives on development in the watershed, and also create connections between communities, citizens, researchers, industry, and government. In the process, hopefully all, including those of us that live up and down stream, can better realize how local people are being affected.

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