Western conservationists continue to treat Tribal peoples as threats to endangered flora and fauna and often forcibly relocate them to create "natural reserves."
For starters, this protest is about a competing idea for the future of the planet -- and waves of people will show up to make that point.
Valerie Tarico is a psychologist. She is the author of Trusting Doubt: A Former Evangelical Looks at Old Beliefs in a New Light. She is also the founder of WisdomCommons.org.