"Some of the most fascinating stories are the ones few people get to hear about…"

ECO EQUITABLE – OYOW (INBOX)

When I’m not in the field, I sometimes need to step away from my desk and be among people who inspire…today, was that kind of day. Another OYOW (INBOX) story of a group of people whose story deserves to be...
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OYOW: FULL DISCLOSURE

FULL DISCLOSURE: Dear OYOW supporters, 100% of the funds raised go towards OYOW. That said, I snapped this picture to let you know that about $15 was spent on ice cream (yes, ice cream) for the wonderful people I met on the coastline of Nicaragua. I forgot to pass on the message...
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“I AM NOT AFRAID TO DIE” – Attawapiskat Chief Theresa Spence

“I AM NOT AFRAID TO DIE” SAYS Chief Theresa Spence (DEC.11, 2012) “The pain is just too much” Attawapiskat Chief Theresa Spence tells me after the Sunrise Ceremony on the morning of December 11th, 2012 – the day she commenced her hunger strike. I too feel her pain, as...
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OYOW PHOTO EXHIBIT

NOVEMBER 2012: OUR GLOBAL COMMUNITY The portraits currently on display in Ottawa were taken in the Amazon Rainforest, Ecuador in March 2012. They represent the courage, strength, and determination of the Waorani people who fight to preserve their culture, language, and...
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HOME OF THE WAORANI PEOPLE – Conversation with Jose Sambrano

PLEASE TAKE A MOMENT TO LISTEN Today marks the International Day of Indigenous Peoples. If you have a moment, please listen to what Jose Sambrano had to say about the current situation faced by the Waorani Peoples of Ecuador (raw recording). He’s been working with the...
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OYOW in the classroom! (University of Winnipeg – ASIA Campus)

(July 16,2012) “The students of The University of Winnipeg – Asia would like to thank Maggie Padlewska for her hard work and dedication by helping to bring attention and awareness of the challenges facing the Embera People of Panama. In July 2012, Bachelor of Education...
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Believe…

(MAY 10, 2012) Dear Friends, As some of you may know, the only obstacle for OYOW is financial.  However, despite my lack of funds, I still wake up every day scanning airfare tickets with my morning coffee…not because I can afford to fly anywhere, but because I somehow keep...
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“THERE’S ALWAYS A WAY” – Jushua Illauq

Thank you Jushua for giving me hope that day: http://oneyearoneworld.com/jushua
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1st OYOW SHANGHAI FUNDRAISER – I CANNOT THANK YOU ENOUGH!

FUNDRAISER SHANGHAI: The Morning After (july 30, 2011) This is probably my 40th attempt at writing this first sentence… The challenge being, trying to summarize my thoughts as I sit here alone on the front porch of my apartment building reflecting on the evening past. Snippets of...
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