Crossed Spears: The Fight for Culture and the Amazon

“Crossed Spears” are a powerful symbolic gesture used by the Huaorani (Waorani) peoples. It means “No Trespassing – you are entering Huaorani territory at your own risk, ” says Maggie Padlewska, Video Journalist and the founder of the One Year One World initiative. “[It’s] a fair warning from a community that for decades has been […]

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