BlackRock must commit to Indigenous rights — not just climate change (commentary)

I’ve lost count of the number of times, working as a journalist across Latin America, that I’ve met, spoken to, or heard from or about Indigenous peoples and other local communities struggling in some way with a company in which the world’s largest asset manager, BlackRock, was an investor. The Secoya, Kichwa and Matsés in Peru; the Siona and U’wa in Colombia; the Cofán and Waorani in Ecuador; and the Maya Mams and Maya Sipacapenses in the highlands of western Guatemala. . . It’s almost always the same: either desperately trying to keep some oil, gas or gold mining company or other out of thei…

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