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Let’s adopt an “Amazonian and indigenous face”

By Renee Smith

In his visit to Puerto Maldonado, Peru last year, Pope Francis issued a sobering statement: “The indigenous people of the Amazon region have never been threatened as they are now.”

At first, this may be a difficult statement to understand when First Peoples have been subject to genocide, poverty, brutality and disease at the hands of colonisers for centuries. The Holy Father however, and others worldwide, are recognising that the Amazon is on the brink of catastrophe.

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