On Giving Tuesday and Beyond: Please Support Tribal Link Foundation

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This #GivingTuesday we are raising money for Tribal Link Foundation and your contribution will make an impact, whether you donate $5 or $500. Every little bit helps. And on Giving Tuesday Nov 27, Facebook and PayPal will match a total of $7 Million in donations. Thank you for your support. Here is more information about Tribal Link Foundation: 

Tribal Link Foundation was founded on the principle that the world's indigenous peoples must survive, and that indigenous peoples should speak for themselves, not be spoken for, and in so doing, produce outcomes that are most relevant to their communities. 

Protecting indigenous lands and peoples are key to all of our survival. Today, #GivingTuesday, please consider supporting our work with Brazil’s indigenous leaders and their communities—the stewards of our world's largest and vital rainforest. 

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With the rising threat of climate change and the Amazon rainforest in danger of further decimation due to a new Brazilian government hostile to indigenous communities, it’s more important than ever to stop agribusiness, mining, and logging in the world’s largest rainforests.

Recently, Brazilian President-Elect Jair Bolsonaro threatened to sell off major portions of the Amazon rainforest to agribusiness, mining, and hydro-power. He said minorities have to adapt to the majority or disappear, and that “If it were up to me, we would not have any more indigenous areas in the country.”

Of course, any large-scale deforestation of the Amazon, or genocide of its protectors—indigenous peoples—would have catastrophic consequences for the global climate.

Your generous contribution to Tribal Link will go toward supporting projects that strengthen indigenous peoples' leadership and bring them essential skills and tools, so they can more effectively protect their rights, territories, and resources. Concretely in the Amazon, we are partnering with Céline Cousteau's Tribes on the Edge campaign to organize a strategic meeting with the Union of the Indigenous Peoples of the Vale do Javari so they can determine their own plan for socio-economic development. We're also looking to have a specific focus for our annual capacity-building training for Indigenous Peoples, Project Access, on Brazil, in order to strengthen indigenous leaders coming to advocate at the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues.