Achuar Win Green Party Support, Attend Talisman Annual Meeting

Publication Source: Indian Country Today Media Network
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Author: Barbara Fraser

Achuar leaders from the Peruvian Amazon who are protesting oil exploration in their territory have won the support of Canadian non-governmental organizations and political parties, including the Green Party.

The Green Party of Canada called on Talisman Energy to withdraw from Achuar territory in Peru.

“The Achuar are crying out for help from Canada to protect their watershed from contamination,” Elizabeth May, Green Party leader and parliamentary representative for Saanich-Gulf Islands, said in a statement issued on April 30.

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