Indigenous women leaders from the Sapara and Shiwar Nations, from the Kichwa, Kawsak Sacha, and Sarayaku Peoples, and from the communities of the Bobonaza Basin banded together to make a public declaration in defense of life, the land, and buen vivir (good living). In their public letter, published by Amazon Watch, the women denounce Ecuador’s contract with Andes Petroleum. The women state that the Ecuadorian government pushed this contract without prior consent from Indigenous communities and outline how the contract directly endangers the water, the forest, and Indigenous lives.