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The Indigenous People of the Ecuadorian Amazon and Their Battle Against Big Oil

Permanent Link: http://ncf.sobek.ufl.edu/NCFE003545/00001

Material Information

Title: The Indigenous People of the Ecuadorian Amazon and Their Battle Against Big Oil
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Creator: Myers, Lowell
Publisher: New College of Florida
Place of Publication: Sarasota, Fla.
Creation Date: 2005
Publication Date: 2005

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords: Ecuador
Indigenous Movement
Petroleum
Oil
Genre: bibliography   ( marcgt )
theses   ( marcgt )
government publication (state, provincial, terriorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )
born-digital   ( sobekcm )
Electronic Thesis or Dissertation

Notes

Abstract: During the Spring Semester of 2003, from January to April of that year, I did a semester abroad in Quito, Ecuador. Before arriving in Ecuador I had established contact with Pachamama, an NGO that works with various indigenous groups in the Ecuadorian Amazon. I interned with them for the duration of my stay in Ecuador and used their knowledge and resources to research my thesis topic. I returned to Ecuador again in the summer of 2004 for three weeks. I participated in an indigenous-run ecotour and had the opportunity to talk firsthand to some of the indigenous people opposed to petroleum exploitation, as well as seeing the unscathed beauty of the Amazon up close. In my thesis I deal with the petroleum situation within Ecuador on a number of levels. First I discuss indigenous-state-corporation relations throughout the world to not only show where Ecuador lies in relation to other nations on such issues, but also to demonstrate how indigenous rights are being violated in a number of countries. I then recount the history of the indigenous rights movement within Ecuador, beginning with the discovery of petroleum in the Ecuadorian Amazon. The final part of my thesis deals with the current situation in Ecuador by focusing on two highly contested areas, Blocks 23 and 24. This discussion assesses the current situation and explores possible outcomes of the present impasse.
Statement of Responsibility: by Lowell Myers
Thesis: Thesis (B.A.) -- New College of Florida, 2005
Electronic Access: RESTRICTED TO NCF STUDENTS, STAFF, FACULTY, AND ON-CAMPUS USE
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references.
Source of Description: This bibliographic record is available under the Creative Commons CC0 public domain dedication. The New College of Florida, as creator of this bibliographic record, has waived all rights to it worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law.
Local: Faculty Sponsor: Andrews, Anthony

Record Information

Source Institution: New College of Florida
Holding Location: New College of Florida
Rights Management: Applicable rights reserved.
Classification: local - S.T. 2005 M9
System ID: NCFE003545:00001

Permanent Link: http://ncf.sobek.ufl.edu/NCFE003545/00001

Material Information

Title: The Indigenous People of the Ecuadorian Amazon and Their Battle Against Big Oil
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Creator: Myers, Lowell
Publisher: New College of Florida
Place of Publication: Sarasota, Fla.
Creation Date: 2005
Publication Date: 2005

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords: Ecuador
Indigenous Movement
Petroleum
Oil
Genre: bibliography   ( marcgt )
theses   ( marcgt )
government publication (state, provincial, terriorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )
born-digital   ( sobekcm )
Electronic Thesis or Dissertation

Notes

Abstract: During the Spring Semester of 2003, from January to April of that year, I did a semester abroad in Quito, Ecuador. Before arriving in Ecuador I had established contact with Pachamama, an NGO that works with various indigenous groups in the Ecuadorian Amazon. I interned with them for the duration of my stay in Ecuador and used their knowledge and resources to research my thesis topic. I returned to Ecuador again in the summer of 2004 for three weeks. I participated in an indigenous-run ecotour and had the opportunity to talk firsthand to some of the indigenous people opposed to petroleum exploitation, as well as seeing the unscathed beauty of the Amazon up close. In my thesis I deal with the petroleum situation within Ecuador on a number of levels. First I discuss indigenous-state-corporation relations throughout the world to not only show where Ecuador lies in relation to other nations on such issues, but also to demonstrate how indigenous rights are being violated in a number of countries. I then recount the history of the indigenous rights movement within Ecuador, beginning with the discovery of petroleum in the Ecuadorian Amazon. The final part of my thesis deals with the current situation in Ecuador by focusing on two highly contested areas, Blocks 23 and 24. This discussion assesses the current situation and explores possible outcomes of the present impasse.
Statement of Responsibility: by Lowell Myers
Thesis: Thesis (B.A.) -- New College of Florida, 2005
Electronic Access: RESTRICTED TO NCF STUDENTS, STAFF, FACULTY, AND ON-CAMPUS USE
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references.
Source of Description: This bibliographic record is available under the Creative Commons CC0 public domain dedication. The New College of Florida, as creator of this bibliographic record, has waived all rights to it worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law.
Local: Faculty Sponsor: Andrews, Anthony

Record Information

Source Institution: New College of Florida
Holding Location: New College of Florida
Rights Management: Applicable rights reserved.
Classification: local - S.T. 2005 M9
System ID: NCFE003545:00001

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