The National Indigenous Foundation of Brazil published studies for identification and delineation of four indigenous territories, recognizing the traditional occupation of the people living in the areas.
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The decision by the Federal University of Amazonas, in Brazil, is a milestone in the university system for the country’s indigenous.
Carlos Augusto da Silva, who walked the path of the excavation of artifacts and ancient pieces, is now a doctorate in archeology from the Federal University of Amazonas.
According to Funai, a group of Matís indigenous threatened employees and assaulted a doctor of the Special Indigenous Secretariat for Health in the Brazilian Ministry of Health.
For the Indigenous Community of Anzol in the state of Roraima, Brazil, the drought they experience is not caused by the weather phenomenon El Niño, as scientists say.
Porto Velho is at risk by the existence of the Jirau and Santo Antônio dams, Madeira upriver. If the first breaks down, the wall of water that would cascade down the river would immediately break the Santo Antonio dam as well.
The Greek myth of Damocles can be used to represent the situation of Porto Velho city, in Brazil, located immediately below the Santo Antonio dam on the Madeira River. Porto Velho thus is under an ongoing risk.
The project’s license was granted by IBAMA after the president of Funai, João Pedro Gonçalves, approved it without consulting with indigenous people.