Re: Re: Indigenous folks protect environment?
Roger Baty (baty@ULTRIX.UOR.EDU)
Wed, 21 Sep 1994 15:34:53 -0700
A year ago this last summer, Michael Phoenix (ESRI) and I were in Ecuador
working with indigenous leaders in the Oriente. I was struck by their
interest in preserving their own hunting and living areas, but not at the
expense of what they perceived to be progress. They resented oil
companies destroying their land, but want some of the benefits of oil
activity. They also wanted to have a hand in shaping their future. This
worked against a misconception I had when I left the states; namely, that
I would find indigenous people more opposed to any drilling activity at
all. best wishes.
Roger Baty, Professor
Department of Anthropology and Sociology
University of Redlands
(909) 793-2121 Ext. 4284