Originally posted on Barbara Crane Navarro: Yanomami mother and baby, Amazonas, Venezuela – photo: Barbara Crane Navarro « You don’t understand why we want to protect our forest? Ask me, I will answer you!? Our ancestors were created with it in the beginning of time. Since then, our people have eaten its game and its…All that rainforest lost, all that mercury leaching into the water systems, poisoning Indigenous peoples and wildlife. Just for some gold! The price of that gold is far too high… We can’t afford it!