Thanks to the immediate support from Native Future’s Land Rights Emergency Fund, the second Wounaan leader jailed this past summer for trying to resolve colonist invasion of Maje forests is free. However, the legal case against him continues and his lawyers are preparing for their day in court. Although we are hopeful that this case will come out in favor of the Wounaan, this trend toward challenging their land rights in court, and on the ground, continues.
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