The Ahwahnechee lived in Yosemite Valley for centuries. It is believed that they may have lived in the area for as long as 7,000 years before they were evicted from the valley by the U.S. government in 1969.
The Batwa are one of the oldest documented tribes in Africa, living for thousands of years as the “Keepers of the Forest.” They were evicted from their home so that the Bwindi Impenetrable Rain Forest could be made into a preserve to protect the 350 mountain gorillas.
Since 2020 our stickers have helped provide for the needs of Batwa children by helping cover school fees.
In 2021 our stickers helped complete a building project for a new dormitory as well as a multi use building.
Since 2023 our stickers supported sustainable food projects for the Batwa so that the children don't go hungry.
These unique sticker designs are created using pictures drawn by children from the Batwa tribe in Southern Uganda. We work with a nonprofit that runs a school for children from the Batwa tribe and help support their education through our sales.
Over 12% of all land, an area of 11.75 million square miles, is now under conservation protection. In creating national parks and protected spaces, conservationists have forced millions of native peoples from their ancestral lands, causing generations of poverty, death, and crime. Removing native people from their traditional way of life is not an issue of the past. The criminalization and expulsion of native people continue to this day across the globe, all in the name of conservation and biodiversity. The Miwok, Paiute, and Ahwahnneechee of Yosemite Valley. The Maasai of Eastern Africa. The Batwa of Uganda. The Basarwa of Botswana. Tribes and peoples who had lived and cultivated the land in harmony for thousands of years have been killed, pushed out, and forgotten by a world that seeks to protect 'nature' while living lives far more damaging to nature than the aforementioned groups. Gannett Outfitters seeks to encourage discussion about what nature, conservation, and wilderness truly mean and use our resources to give back to conservation refugees.