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Integration Investments and Indigenous Peoples in South America

Indian Law Resource Center

  • Program Environment
  • Program Area Transforming Development Finance
  • Grant Amount $150,000
  • Grant Period July 1, 2008–June 30, 2010
  • Location Helena, MT, United States
  • Geographic Focus South America

About this grant

The Indian Law Resource Center is one of the preeminent nongovernmental organizations in the United States working to promote indigenous peoples from around the world since 1978. This grant will support the grantee’s work to increase the capacity of indigenous organizations and communities to protect their environment. The project will combine Washington-based policy work at the international financial institutions with capacity building for indigenous people, so that they can more effectively use international rules and safeguard policies to protect their natural resources. In particular, the project will help communities reduce the impact of destructive infrastructure and energy projects in selected areas of Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru where such projects are threatening the environment and local livelihoods.