Native in the Spotlight: Oscar Olivera

Oct 8, 2012

Wed. 10/10 11a: For hundreds of Indigenous nations around the globe access to water is one of the biggest issues that is not only challenging a way of life but, also traditions. 

Oscar Olivera (Quechua/ Aymara) Executive Secretary of the Cochabamba Federation of Factory Workers and spokesperson for the Coalition in Defense of Water and Life, known as La Coordinadora, is speaking up about water rights. In his speech to his Bolivian nation and beyond, he is demanding that water systems stay under the people’s control especially in Indigenous communities. It is his goal to see more water systems out of the sole control of government management and transnational corporations.

How does this take on water rights line up with water issues in Indian Country?

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