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Stop the war against Brazil's tribal peoples
by Stephen Corry
Tuesday Apr 30th, 2019 11:27 PM
President Jair Bolsonaro has “declared war” on Brazil’s tribal peoples, but you can help.

Will you send him a message today and ask him to stop Brazil’s genocide?
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Since taking office, Bolsonaro has:

Taken the government’s indigenous affairs department, FUNAI, away from the Ministry of Justice and placed it under the control of Minister Damares Alves, an evangelical preacher whose NGO is under investigation for inciting racial hatred against indigenous peoples
Taken the responsibility to map out indigenous territories away from FUNAI and given it to the Agriculture Ministry, which is run by anti-indigenous politicians of the agribusiness lobby
Drafted decrees to make it harder to protect indigenous territories, and to “monitor” indigenous peoples’ allies
And more…

These moves spell disaster for tribal peoples nationwide and could wipe out dozens of uncontacted tribes.

But across the country, indigenous peoples are fighting back. They won’t let anyone steal their land, because without it they can’t survive.

They’re asking for your help. Please take two minutes to email or tweet President Bolsonaro today.

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Best wishes,


Stephen Corry
Director
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To: onyx2522 [at] globo.com, equipetransicao [at] presidencia.gov.br, gabinetedetransicao2018 [at] presidencia.gov.br, gab.mesp [at] mj.gov.br
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Subject: Please uphold Brazil's constitution and protect indigenous territories

Dear President Jair Bolsonaro,

I respectfully urge you to uphold Brazil’s constitution and the international laws Brazil has ratified, and ensure that indigenous territories are protected from illegal invasions and outside intervention, for the indigenous peoples’ exclusive use.

This includes the land of uncontacted tribes. Brazil is home to more uncontacted peoples than anywhere else on the planet. Their land must be protected to prevent their genocide, and to allow them to survive and thrive.

Brazil’s first peoples are at the core of your nation and their survival is of importance to all humanity.

I echo the demands of indigenous people across Brazil: Please allow FUNAI to protect indigenous territories, and ensure that indigenous rights are fully upheld.

Yours sincerely,




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