Berta Cáceres, Honduran Indigenous Leader, Wins Goldman Prize

Today, the Goldman Environmental Prize – the most prestigious environmental award in the world – honors our dear sister Berta Cáceres and the fight for indigenous lands and participatory democracy in Honduras. The Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations of Honduras (COPINH), that Berta founded and coordinates, has worked for decades for control by indigenous peoples of their territories. COPINH also organizes for a new model of politics and society, with equal rights and justice for all, accountable government, and an end to US domination. Together with other indigenous and rural-based organizations, they have won many victories. They have done so at huge cost: Berta lives with continual threats of death and imprisonment, while many members of COPINH have been tortured or killed.

 

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