The Amazon is not for sale - crashing an oil sale, Canada

18.4.13

Indigenous allies crashed a private meeting in Calgary that was organized by the government of Ecuador to promote its upcoming 11th Round of oil concessions. The oil auction, announced last November, includes vast swathes of territory traditionally used by 5 Indigenous nationalities in the Amazon region. At the meeting, the allies delivered a declaration on behalf of the affected Indigenous Peoples that they do not consent to oil drilling on their lands. The meeting was attended by Ecuadorean government officials, Canadian investors and oil-company executives.