Hollywood has constantly depicted the “indians” as savage and ruthless, uncivilised people who devastate the lands of well-intentioned colonisers, burn their homes, steal their horses, kill them, and hang their scalps as trophies.
Century after century, the indigenous peoples have been living in their lands in perfect harmony with Nature, on which their life dependens. They know how to guard precious natural resources and are the custodians of 80% of biodiversity.
Their right to self-determination, self-governance and control of resources and ancestral lands have been violated over centuries.
The giant private corporations, the big businesses of timber, livestock, intensive agriculture, mono-culture, mining, carbon, oil, dams, land grabbing tourist resorts, golf courses and general urbanisation, have been systematically depleting those natural resources for the sake of making profits.