Brazil

Date: February 28, 2014

By Hiparidi Top’Tiro

Date: February 6, 2014

Celebrating the legacy of Chico Mendes and the courage of thousands of present-day grassroots activists who follow in his footsteps.

Date: October 12, 2013

On October 1, 2013 hundreds of Indigenous and non-Indigenous protesters gathered in Brazil’s capital, Brasilia, to challenge a constitutional change that would allow encroachment by agribusinesses and extractive industries on Indigenous

Date: October 7, 2013
Hundreds of indigenous peoples representing Brazil's native communities converged on government buildings in the nation's capital on September 30 to decry unprecedented and growing attacks on their constitutional rights and territories. The historic mobilization coincides with the 25th anniversary of the founding of Brazil's constitution with its groundbreaking affirmation of indigenous rights and aims to preserve these rights in the face of powerful economic interests behind a spate of pending laws seeking access to resources on native territories.
Date: June 19, 2013

On June 4, 2013, 144 Munduruku Indians boarded Brazilian Air Force Planes in Altamira en route to Brasilia to attend talks with the government to address a week-long occupation of the contentious Belo Monte dam on the Xingu River.

Date: April 2, 2013
Following the death of three children with symptoms of malnutrition in the month of March alone, Xavante from the Indigenous Territory of Marãiwatsede in Brazil demand immediate attention to improve health.
Date: March 28, 2013
The mothers' weeping echoes through the Hup villages in the Upper Rio Negro region of Amazonas, Brazil. It is deafening. The fathers carry their children in their arms. The cemetery is opened once again; two more children are laid to rest.
Date: December 21, 2012
The federal task force operating in Mato Grosso will double this week to ensure the removal
Date: December 14, 2012

December 6, 2012 was the deadline for removal of illegal invaders in the Xavante Indigenous territory of Marãiwatsede in Mato Grosso state. The invaders remain and the situation continues to be very tense in the region.

Date: October 22, 2012

On Thursday October 18, the President of Brazil’s Federal Supreme Court  (STF), Minister Carlos Ayres Britto, overruled the decision to suspend the removal of illegal occupants from theXavante Territory of Marawãitsede.

Date: October 5, 2012

In September, the Regional Federal Court (TRF1) suspended a May 2012 ruling that mandated the removal of illegal occupants from the Marawãitsede Xavante Indigenous Reserve in Mato Grosso state, the epicenter of Brazil’s booming soy agroi

Date: July 23, 2012

“Farce” and “failure” are a few choice words that Indigenous Peoples have used to describe Rio+20, known officially as the United Nations World Conference on Sustainable Development.

Date: June 27, 2012
On June 23, 2012, after digging trenches in the highway and burning bridges to prevent access to nearby towns, armed invaders stepped up their occupation of the Xavante territory of Marãiwatsede in western Brazil.
Date: June 22, 2012
RIO DE JANEIRO -- Indigenous Peoples delivered the Kari-Oca II Declaration for the protection of Mother Earth to leaders at Rio+20, the UN Conference on Sustainability, after the military halted hundreds of Indigenous Peoples from entering the area.
Date: June 20, 2012

On June 20, 2012 Indigenous people will march to deliver the Kari-Oca Declaration to world leaders.

Date: June 20, 2012

Indigenous Peoples from all regions of the world met at the “Indigenous Peoples International Conference on Sustainable Development and Self Determination,”  from June 17 – 19,  2012 at the Museu da República in

Date: June 19, 2012

By Brenda Norrell
Photos by Ben Powless, Mohawk, IEN
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Date: June 19, 2012

On  June 17, 2012, around 200 indigenous peoples from all around the world met at the Museu do Republica in Rio de Janeiro,Brazil, in order to discuss their own visions, concerns and expectations for Rio+20 and sustainable development in

Date: June 15, 2012

On June 15, in Brazil, Indigenous people from all over the world started convening for a parallel gathering to the official United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, known as “Rio+20.” Gathering in Kari-Oca, an Indigenous vil

Date: May 25, 2012

“Sustainable development is based on the principle that the right to development must be fulfilled so as to equitably meet developmental and environmental needs of present and future generations.” —1992 Rio Earth Summit