In October of 2019, the indigenous communities in Ecuador were faced with one of the most repressive attacks by the Ecuadorian government, leading to the second largest indigenous uprising in Ecuadorian history. Nearly twenty thousand indigenous families (including women, elders and children) peacefully marched towards the capital demanding economic reform and were met with unprecedented violence.
Our resistance is not new, or unique to the people of Ecuador, as indigenous peoples all over the world we continue to face challenges in having to fight for our human rights, we face the lack of respect for our territories, cultures and resources. This is part of visual testimony to the events that left 11 dead, 1340 injured, and many awakened to rise up. Series: Jatarishun - Rise up, 2019