Forty three percent of all mining requests on the indigenous lands in the Brazilian Amazon lands are for gold extraction, an InfoAmazonia data analysis reveals. In several of these targeted areas, satellite images show that there is gold mining already taking place without authorization.
An exclusive survey shows that, between July and September, the period that marks the dry season, fires in lands with the presence of isolated peoples accounted for more than 25% of fires in indigenous areas. The most serious cases occurred on the border with the Cerrado, in Mato Grosso, Pará, and Rondônia.
Contrary to the issues debated at COP26, both houses of Congress are discussing bills that increase deforestation, give amnesty to public land grabbers and weaken the protection of indigenous peoples’ rights.
Lawyer Luiz Eloy Terena, a Representative of the Coalition of Indigenous Peoples of Brazil (Apib) at the Brazilian Supreme Court hearing in question, comments on the importance of demarcating indigenous lands for the protection of the country’s natural resources. MapBiomas data shows that only 1.6% of Brazil’s deforestation occurred in Indigenous Lands over 36 years.
Documentary shows the cultural heritage of the indigenous people Tsimane` Mosetén, who ancestrally protected forests of Madidi National Park and Pilon Lajas Biosphere Reserve.
In the following video, we have the contemporary history of Brazilian indigenous issues.
The Brazilian interim government of President Michel Temer, who took over after the departure of Dilma Rousseff, complete one month on June 12 without setting an agenda for indigenous peoples of the country.
Indigenous leader of FENAMAD organization write an opinion on the construction of a highway that would affect indigenous territories in Peru.
The National Agency of Petroleum, Natural Gas and Biofuels launched without prior consultation with the National Indigenous Foundation (FUNAI), a new pre-edict bidding for exploration and production of oil and gas in seven blocks.
The Indian group has official protection, but its large reserve in Brazil is coveted by mining companies and large farming enterprises with political clout.