PLEASE LISTEN TO THE YANOMAMI SHAMAN’S MESSAGE – THE PLEA OF THE RAINFOREST

Barbara Crane Navarro

Yanomami observing gold mining site in their territory – photo of Yanomami, Alto Orinoco, Amazonas, Venezuela and photo montage – Barbara Crane Navarro

« Hey – Look at me

We see you

We tried to show you

You never bothered to learn our language

You were always looking down

We’ve been warning you since the beginning

The land is alive

This land can’t be owned

This land is us

All of us

You wanted the stones

The Gold

Your shiny things

Titles – Flags – Profits

You called that progress

We tried to teach you

But you’ve always been so greedy

Too primitive – Too savage

To understand

Now you still bring curses over the Yanomami

Illnesses

And once again we are dying because of it

And all indigenous land is being turned into

ashes and mud

Five centuries

You never looked up to discover

what we were holding in…

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