Colorado State University
This is a paper about my interpretations of the forest industry in the IX region of Chile and the effects it has as I saw and heard about them from the people I talked to. It is not an objective paper and my own perspective is evident throughout. What I think brings credibility to the paper is the fact that it reveals a reality that I experienced directly, in the communities and offices of the people who lives are effected by the plantations. I realize that a great deal of the paper sounds very sensationalized, but it is because I feel that what is at stake is very important. Preserving the ecological and cultural wealth that our earth still possesses is a challenge of epic proportions, and no language or action which deals with it is too strong. I regret that I did not have more time to investigate the situation and speak with those involved, but I am thankful that I had the opportunity to meet the people I did and I hope that my life in somehow serves to further the same ecological justice and human dignity that many of them are fighting for.
Ryan, Shannon, "Efectos de las Plantaciones de Árboles Exóticos y el Movimiento Mapuche" (2004). Independent Study Project (ISP) Collection. 522.