FILM & TALK with an Indigenous Achuar leader of the northern Peruvian Amazon!

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The Achuar people are taking a stand against Talisman’s oil drilling project in their territory!

Talisman is a Canadian oil & gas company based in Calgary, who is also leading on shale gas projects in Quebec.

7:00 p.m.
Friday November 25

University of Ottawa,
Lamoureux Hall, Room 122,
Unceded Algonquin Territory

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Dear Friends,

It is our honour to have an Indigenous Achuar leader from the northern Peruvian Amazon come to visit us. He is Peas Peas Ayui, the president of the National Achuar Federation of Peru and he will be accompanied by Gregor MacLennan, an anthropologist with Amazon Watch. They come here, far away from their home, with a mission! Peas Peas will be sharing the stories of his people – the stewards of the Amazon rainforest – and their struggle and determination to stop Talisman Energy, an oil and gas corporation based in Calgary, from destroying their ancestral territory and their way of life.

The Achuar people need us, you and I, to stand with them for their fight to protect the rainforest!

Please come and join us on Friday evening to meet with Peas Peas and Gregor.

7:00 p.m.
Friday November 25
University of Ottawa,
Lamoureux Hall (LMX), Room 122,
Unceded Algonquin Territory

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The event will include a screening of “Chumpi and the Waterfall”, a documentary about the Achuar people.

You can watch a trailer of the documentary here –

This trailer has Spanish subtitles but the documentary we will be showing will have English subtitles.

“We demand that the Peruvian government immediately annuls the contracts for blocks 64 and 101
and that Talisman immediately withdraws from our territory.”
Achuar public statement, March 28th 2010

For more information about the Achuar and Talisman Energy:

To show your support: please send a message to Talisman’s CEO, John Manzoni: and tell your friends about it!

Amazon Watch is a non-profit organization founded in 1996 to protect the rainforest and advance the rights of indigenous peoples in the Amazon Basin. For more about the organization:,

This event is a special event in collaboration with the Cinema Academica weekly series of film screenings at University of Ottawa. For more info on Cinema Academica: Wayne Sawtell, 613-421-1373.

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Co-presented by IPSMO – Indigenous Peoples Solidarity Movement Ottawa –

See you there!