Tomorrow, several activists and environmental groups will protest in Calgary (Canada) against the dialogues that the representatives of the Ecuadorian Government will have with oil companies for the exploitation of oil resources in the Amazon region of the country, including Talisman, which has been the subject of protests for its activities in Peru.
Adam Zuckerman, spokesman of Amazon Watch, an organization that is responsible for the protection of the rights of indigenous peoples and organized the protest, exposed last Tuesday that Aboriginal communities living in the area are opposed to the entry of oil companies in its territory.
“Indigenous groups have indicated that if the Ecuadorian Government attempts to drill in their territory, are willing to do whatever it takes to prevent it,” said Zuckerman.
Despite the fact that none of the Ecuadorian indigenous leaders will go to Calgary, Amazon Watch made public an “open letter from the Confederation of nationalities of indigenous people of the Ecuadorian Amazon (Confeniae) to public and private enterprises interested in participating in the South-East round”.
“We demand now, to public and private oil companies in the world to not participate in a bidding process that systematically violent rights of seven indigenous nationalities by imposing an oil project in their ancestral lands,” states the letter.