French Guiana, the French Amazon rainforest, is comprised of six peoples and is a place of two halves, pulled between an ethnic culture and a western culture. Over 10,000 in number, these Amerindians are at the frontline when it comes to disruption and dislocation, struggling with increasingly sedentary lifestyles, culture shock, difficulty accessing fundamental rights (health and education, etc.), institutions that sometimes fail them, and pollution. The population – which is young, dynamic, creative and connected – holds the keys to its own success.
French Guiana, the French Amazon rainforest, has an area of 84,000 km², 96% of which is forested and harbours an extraordinary biodiversity, with some 5,000 plant and animal species, seven nature reserves and nine rivers.
Step into the shoes of a 21st century Amerindian and experience his habitat, environment, land and infrastructure, his rights (education, health, safety, etc.), the young people in his community and his and relationship with the natural world.