Wounaan children from the Pacific rainforest in Southwest Colombia play in the river.
A DVD of Mine, Survival’s film about the Dongria Kondh people’s fight to save their sacred mountain in India, has reached the Wounaan tribe of Colombia. They have sent a message of support to the Dongria.
The Wounaan people send a joyful message to the Dongria, and all the peoples fighting against the powers that destroy life. It is always possible to defeat them. Always.
With you we celebrate your victory against the multinational Vedanta.
Dongria brothers and sisters, we know that your sacred mountain Niyamgiri is at risk. Niyamigiri is a sacred mountain, like all mountains, like all forests, like all lakes, and like every stone upon which we walk. If she is in danger, so too are we in danger: the harm done to Mother Earth affects all of her children. The owners of Vedanta, their children, and their grandchildren are also in danger, though they are blind to this fact.
From Colombia we send our solidarity and support for you to keep up the resistance in your sacred territory. Dongria friends, we are with you in spirit. We give thanks to Ewandam the Creator for listening on your behalf. Every mountain is sacred, as is every forest, every plain and every corner of Mother Earth.