Satellite images show that the interruption of gold mining immediately changed the color of the river. Operators of dredges, which can cost up to US$1.4 million, said they planned to return to the area after the government anti-mining operation ended.
Funai’s new president, who took office on February 3, told InfoAmazonia in an interview that the [agency’s] budget for demarcating and protecting Indigenous Territories is approximately R$ 90,000, which means she will be looking for alternatives for getting the agency back up and working.
Monitoring of groups on the messaging app WhatsApp shows that disinformation and lies are a strategy to weaken the Indigenous fight.
While he was president of Funai, Romero Juca delivered the land of Akuntsu Indians to their tormentors, says sertanista
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.
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.
The protest continues in Atalaia do Norte. The natives are involved in conflicts that resulted in the deaths of two Matís and at least nine Korubo in 2014.
Infrastructure works, civil construction, mining, roads, port terminals, and others, may receive environmental license without manifestation of federal agencies such as Brazilian Institute of Environment and Renewable Natural Resources and National Indigenous Foundation.
Land demarcation of Sawré Muybu is seen as a hindrance by the government, which plans to build seven power plants in the Tapajós River basin.
Isolated tribal nomads are at risk as logging pressure mounts in the Amazon rain forest.