In 2017, we gathered indigenous women affected by the construction of two major hydroelectric projects to talk about their dreams and life projects, their future.
Among the topics food security was the most influential. The women were worried about the future of their children. The lines brought a feeling of sadness:
“We go hungry, the river is polluted, hunting is not the same. Sometimes we go hungry. They mess with what is sacred. That is why there is a lack of food. ”
There were many tears on this day. The recognition and complicity of who is mother, daughter and woman. Among the cultural differences we find shared life stories of feelings.
The initially Aurea´s, of discouragement and impotence, has been transformed from the history and experience of other women, also indigenous like them, who have become leaders and now help their people in the fight against rights violations, food insecurity and abandonment
By design, women, not only indigenous, but teachers, jurists, health agents … playing diverse roles in society, working as leaders for their communities, chief of warriors, university. The image made of them and by them:
“We have to fight for our land to give our children a future. Women need to unite and give strength to men, to attend meetings. Women need to wake up, why do not we always live on the farm. ”