Island on the Xingu River. Credit: Mario Osava/IPS
Hydropower Dams Hurt Amerindians in Brazil and Canada.
FOZ DO IGUAÃÃ, Brazil, Jun 20, 2011 (IPS) - Michael Lawrenchuk, a Cree political activist from Canada, was given a standing ovation at the International Hydropower Association congress held in this Brazilian border town, after depicting the suffering of his people since dams began to be built on rivers across their land. .