Fires are raging in the Amazon rainforest.
Tribal Link Foundation is in contact with Tashka Yawanawa, Chief of the Yawanawa People of Acre, Brazil, whose community is directly impacted by the fires; they are about a mile away, and the community could not see the sky for a week because of the smoke.
Tashka was featured on CBS calling for support for the Amazon. You can watch his moving interview here:Amazon chief says they're facing "genocide"
He has asked us to help him with funding to mobilize about and monitor the fires. So, we started an emergency fundraising campaign in August. We’re closing the gap, but not quite there yet; they still need the items in the budget below.
Chief Tashka and his people urgently need our support. If you feel so moved, please help make this happen.
Gasoline for boats $1,500
Machetes - 40 units $ 500
Boots - 20 pairs $ 300
Sharpeners - 20 units $ 150
Tools - 10 units $ 50
10% administration $ 250Total $2,750
Tribal Link’s mission is to support the empowerment of Indigenous Peoples worldwide by building their capacity to protect their ways of life and preserve their sacred lands and knowledge for the betterment of humanity.
We have been involved in the Amazon Basin since our beginning in 1993, and have been working to support the Yawanawa for about 15 years.